Badsworth

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Badsworth
Badsworth - Saint Mary the Virgin Church.jpg
Saint Mary the Virgin Church
Badsworth is located in West Yorkshire
Badsworth
Badsworth
Badsworth shown within West Yorkshire
Population 682 (2011)
OS grid reference SE4614
Civil parish
  • Badsworth
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PONTEFRACT
Postcode district WF9
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°37′N 1°18′W / 53.62°N 01.30°W / 53.62; -01.30Coordinates: 53°37′N 1°18′W / 53.62°N 01.30°W / 53.62; -01.30

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,[1] increasing to 682 at the 2011 Census[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wakefield Retrieved 2009-09-10
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighboiurhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  3. ^ 'Oxford Dictionary of British Place-Names', A.D. Mills, Oxford University Press.

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