Pontefract is a historic market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, east of Wakefield and south of Castleford. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the towns in the City of Wakefield District and had a population of 30,881 at the 2011 Census.
Is Pontefract East or West Yorkshire?
Pontefract, historic market town, Wakefield metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, northern England. It lies east of the Pennine foothills, 4 miles (6 km) south of the River Calder above its confluence with the River Aire.
Is Wakefield in North or South Yorkshire?
Wakefield is a cathedral city and the administrative centre of the City of Wakefield district of West Yorkshire, England. The city is on the River Calder at the eastern edge of the Pennines.
Is Pontefract classed as Wakefield?
Wakefield is at the heart of Yorkshire, with a population of 336,000 based around Wakefield City, the Five Towns (Pontefract, Castleford, Knottingley, Featherstone and Normanton), and the towns and villages to the north west of the district.
What are the five towns Yorkshire?
The district includes the Five Towns, Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley. Other towns include Ossett, Horbury, Hemsworth, South Kirkby and Moorthorpe and South Elmsall.
What is the population of Castleford?
40,210 CastlefordCastleford Location within West YorkshirePopulation40,210 (Wards. Castleford Central and Glasshoughton, Whitwood and Ferry Fryston)OS grid referenceSE424244• London160 mi (260 km) SSE16 more rows