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Hemsworth, Wakefield

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Hemsworth, Wakefield

Hemsworth is a small town and civil parish on the edge of West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it forms part of the City of Wakefield, and has a population of 13,311. It was a one-industry town, where coal mining employed the vast majority of residents, and the closure of the pits during the 1980s led to huge levels of unemployment and deprivation in the area.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4213
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01977
Population13,311 (2001)

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

Hamelesuurde ~ Hilmeuuord

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

Hemsworth, par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 8¼ miles SE. of Wakefield, 4161 ac., pop. 1665; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Hemsworth Hall.

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