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East Hardwick, Wakefield

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East Hardwick, Wakefield

East Hardwick is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 191. Until 1974 it was part of Osgoldcross Rural District. The name 'East Hardwick' has its origins in Old English. The 'East' distinguishes it from West Hardwick, and 'Hardwick' comes from the Old English phrase heorde-wīc, meaning a herd farm or a farm for livestock. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Harduic.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4618
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire

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

East Hardwicke ~ Hardwick ~ Hardwick East ~ Hardwicke ~ Hardwicke East

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

Hardwick, East, township, in par. and 2 miles S. of Pontefract, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 527 ac., pop. 228; P.O.

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