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Ferrybridge, Wakefield

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Ferrybridge, Wakefield

Ferrybridge is a village in West Yorkshire, England at a historically important crossing of the River Aire. It is linked to other communities by the A1, which follows the route of the Great North Road. The history of Ferrybridge - and its neighbour, Knottingley - dates back to the establishment of Anglo-Saxon settlements along this stretch of the river.
Post townKNOTTINGLEY
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4724
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01977
Population1,491
 

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

Ferry ~ Ferry Frystone ~ Frystone ~ Frystone Ferry

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

Ferrybridge, hamlet with ry. sta. (Ferry Bridge Junction), Ferry Frystone par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 1½ mile NW. of Knottingley sta.; P.O.; was the scene of a skirmish (1461) before the battle of Towton.

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