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Havercroft, Wakefield

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OS grid reference SE395135 Civil parish Havercroft with Cold Hiendley Metropolitan borough City of Wakefield Metropolitan county West Yorkshire Region Yorkshire and the Humber Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber List of places UK England Havercroft is a small village situated on the B6428 in West Yorkshire, England, approximately 7 miles south east of the city of Wakefield. It forms part of the civil parish of Havercroft with Cold Hiendley, which has a population of 2,103. In the last 100 years it has grown from a small collection of homes to a thriving village in its own right. Havercroft now maintains its own school, Havercroft J & I School. The Ryhill & Havercroft Sports Centre is shared with Ryhill as is the local health centre, Rycroft Primary Care Centre. Havercroft also has a 'community hub' known as the Havercroft & Ryhill Community Learning Centre (located in Ryhill) which is also the Havercroft Parish Hall. The Havercroft with Cold Hiendley Parish Council meets there and the Centre provides a regular calendar of educational courses & community activities for both Havercroft and its neighbour Ryhill. Havercroft suffered from high unemployment in the 1980s due to local pit closures. Since then the village has become popular with commuters travelling to nearby towns such as Pontefract, Barnsley and Wakefield. Havercroft is split into two undistinct sections, Newstead - occupying the higher ground of Newstead hill - and the main village of Havercroft. In terms of the built environment Havercroft is co-terminous with its Ryhill neighbour with the boundary of the two civil parishes following along streetside and garden fence rather than across open fields for much of its length.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3913
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

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

Havercroft With Cold Hiendley

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

Havercroft with Cold Hiendley, township, Felkirk par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 6½ miles NE. of Barnsley, 1364 ac., pop. 486.

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