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Knottingley, Wakefield

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Knottingley, Wakefield

Knottingley is a town within the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England on the River Aire and the A1 road. It has a population of 13,503. Until 1699, it was an important inland river port but, in that year, the Aire was made navigable as far as Leeds, which soon surpassed it. Knottingley continued as a centre for boat building into the twentieth century. In the late nineteenth century, it started glass manufacturing.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4923
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01977

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

Knottingley, township with ry. sta., Pontefract par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 2½ miles NE. and within the parliamentary limits of Pontefract, 1481 ac., pop. 5069; P.O., T.O.; has large breweries, earthenware mfrs., maltmgs, roperies, tar works, &c.

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