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Ackton, Wakefield

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Ackton, Wakefield

Ackton is a hamlet near Pontefract in the English county of West Yorkshire. The name "Ackton" means "oak-tree farmstead". It is formed from the Old Scandinavian word eik ("oak-tree") and the Old English word tūn ("farmstead, village, enclosure"). The first element of the name indicates the presence of settlers from Scandinavia in Ackton whose dialect influenced the name of the settlement. Ackton appeared as Aitone [sic] in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4121
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire

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

Acton ~ Aitone ~ Attone

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

Ackton, township, Featherstone par., E. div. West-Riding Yorksh., 3½ m. W. of Pontefract, 968 ac., pop. 706.

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