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Badsworth, Wakefield

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Badsworth, Wakefield

Badsworth is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 583. The village is located 6 miles south of Pontefract. The name "Badsworth" has its roots in Old English and means "Enclosure of a man called Bæddi". The first element is the person's name Bæddi; the second is the word worth, meaning an enclosure, or enclosed farmstead or settlement.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4614
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 Badsworth, Wakefield has been known in the past

Badesuuorde ~ Badesuurde

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

Badsworth, par., township, and seat, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles S. of Pontefract -- par., 3970 ac., pop. 742; township, 1546 ac., pop. 226; P.O.

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