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Castleford, Wakefield

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Castleford, Wakefield

Castleford is the largest of the "five towns" district in the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. It is near Pontefract, and has a population of 37,713 as estimated in late 2010, To the north the River Calder joins the River Aire and the Aire and Calder Navigation canal. To the west and south is the M62 motorway. The town is home to the rugby league Super League team Castleford Tigers.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4225
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01977

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

Casterford ~ Lagetium ~ Legeolium

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

Castleford -- town and par. with ry. sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 10 miles SE. of Leeds and 181 miles N. of London -- par., 1643 ac., pop. 11,579; town, 564 ac., pop. 10,530; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper; has extensive glass works.

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