Saint Mary the Virgin Church
Badsworth shown within West Yorkshire
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|Metropolitan borough||City of Wakefield|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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 (9.7 km) 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. The village was recorded as Badesuuorde in the Domesday Book of 1086.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wakefield Retrieved 2009-09-10
- 'Oxford Dictionary of British Place-Names', A.D. Mills, Oxford University Press.
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