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Featherstone, Wakefield

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Featherstone, Wakefield

Featherstone is a town and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies less than two miles south-west of Pontefract and in 2011 had a population of 15,244. Featherstone railway station is on the Pontefract Line.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4220
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01977
Population14,175 (2001)

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

Ferestane ~ Fredestan

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

Featherstone, par. and township with ry. sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles SW. of Pontefract--par., 4451 ac., pop. 8761; township, 1380 ac., pop. 3247, local government dist. (including Snydale township, Normanton par.), 4429 ac., pop. 5901; P.O.

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