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Stanley, Wakefield

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Stanley, Wakefield

Stanley is an area in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is about 2.5 miles north-east of Wakefield city centre. Stanley was an Urban District in the West Riding of Yorkshire prior to 1974, being made up the four electoral wards of Lake Lock, Outwood, Stanley and Wrenthorpe. The Lofthouse / Stanley area of West Yorkshire has a combined population of 22,947. The area has a a number of commercial and corner shop type shops.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3424
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 Stanley, Wakefield has been known in the past

Stanley With Wrenthorpe

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

Stanley.-- eccl. dist., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Wakefield par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - dist., pop. 4729; township (Stanley with Wrenthorpe - partly in the borough of Wakefield), 4074 ac., pop. 13,431; vil., 2 miles NE. of Wakefield; P.O.; has brickfields and ropemaking; at Pindar's Field Robin Hood is said to have fought the Pindar of Wakefield.

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