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Crigglestone, Wakefield

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Crigglestone, Wakefield

Crigglestone is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is recorded as "Crigeston" (along with neighbouring "Orberie") in the Domesday Book. On 29 July 1941, an explosion occurred at the Crigglestone Colliery, killing 21 men. The site of the colliery is now an industrial estate.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3115
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01924

Other names by which Crigglestone, Wakefield has been known in the past

Crigest' ~ Crigestone ~ Crigeston

Crigglestone, Wakefield in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Crigglestone, township and ry. sta., Sandall Magna par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 3½ miles SW. of Wakefield, 3130 ac., pop. 2777.

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