Barnsley Road A637, Flockton
Flockton shown within West Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|- London||160 mi (260 km) SSE|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Flockton was within a coal mining area, the local pits are now closed.
The village is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) east from Huddersfield and the same distance south-west from Wakefield. It has a population of 1,410 (2006 estimate). Flockton is a commuter village owing to the proximity of the M1 motorway. It extends along the A637 Barnsley Road which brings with it a large amount of traffic.
Flockton is close to Grange Moor. To the west is Flockton Moor, an area containing mainly farm houses. Within the village is Parkside, an area of council housing with most houses terraced and of red-brick. In contrast there are stone-built private developments. House prices are above average for the area.
Flockton contains a newsagent/convenience store, a hairdressing salon, a junior school, a working men's club, a motorcycle shop, a church, two public houses, a fish and chip shop and a post office. The Dartmouth Arms public house was replaced by an Indian restaurant in October 2007. The George and Dragon public house is one of the oldest pubs in England, dating from 1485.
New Hall Prison is in New Hall Wood, east of Flockton. The prison holds female adults, juveniles and young offenders.
- "Area Profiles 2008 Flockton Settlement" (PDF). Retrieved 20 March 2009.
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