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Normanton, Wakefield

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Normanton, Wakefield

Normanton is a town and civil parish within the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is northeast of Wakefield and southwest of Castleford, and at the time of the 2011 Census, the population was 20,872.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3822
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01924
Population19,949 (2001)

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

Normanton.-- town, par., and township, S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles NE. of Wakefield and 10 miles SE. of Leeds by rail - par., 4124 ac., pop. 12,452; town and township, 1227 ac., pop. 8038; P.O., T.O., 1 newspaper. Normanton carries on coal mining, iron working, and a large agricultural trade. The sta. is one of great importance, being the junction of 3 extensive railways, the Midland, the Lancashire and Yorkshire, and the North-Eastern.

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