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Sandal Magna, Wakefield

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Sandal Magna, Wakefield

Sandal Magna or Sandal is a suburb of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England with a population in 2001 of 5,432. It is an ancient settlement and is the site of Sandal Castle and a parish church that predates the Domesday Book. It is two miles (3 km) south from Wakefield, eight miles (13 km) north of Barnsley, nine west from Pontefract and thirty from York. The Battle of Wakefield was fought here in the 15th century during the Wars of the Roses.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3418
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 Sandal Magna, Wakefield has been known in the past

Sandal ~ Sandall ~ Sandall Magna

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

Sandal Magna, small town, par., and township with ry. sta. (Sandal), S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - par., 7694 ac., pop. 7787; town and township, 2 miles SE. of Wakefield, 1617 ac., pop. 4264; P.O.; in vicinity are the remains of Sandal Castle, once the residence of John Baliol, but chiefly famous as the scene of the battle of Wakefield (1460), in which the Duke of York was defeated by Queen Margaret. It was dismantled during the great struggle between King Charles I. and the Parliament. The Belle Vue section of the par. (pop. 3712) was added to the parl. limits of Wakefield in 1885.

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