Flockton

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Flockton
BarnsleyRoadA637Flockton(HumphreyBolton)Jul2008.jpg
Barnsley Road A637, Flockton
Flockton is located in West Yorkshire
Flockton
Flockton
 Flockton shown within West Yorkshire
Population 1,410 [1]
OS grid reference SE242149
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  SSE
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WAKEFIELD
Postcode district WF4
Dialling code 01924
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Dewsbury
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Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 1°38′06″W / 53.630°N 1.635°W / 53.630; -1.635

Flockton is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, halfway between Huddersfield and Wakefield.

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).[1] 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.[1]

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.[2]

New Hall Prison is in New Hall Wood, east of Flockton. The prison holds female adults, juveniles and young offenders.

Flockton's cricket and football teams play in Huddersfield local leagues.

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