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Crigglestone is located in West Yorkshire
Crigglestone shown within West Yorkshire
Population 9,271 (2011)
OS grid reference SE316164
Civil parish
  • Crigglestone
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WF4
Dialling code 01924
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°38′38″N 1°31′21″W / 53.644004°N 1.522586°W / 53.644004; -1.522586

Crigglestone is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is recorded as "Crigeston" (along with neighbouring "Orberie") in the Domesday Book. The civil parish had a population of 9,271 at the 2011 Census.[1] On 29 July 1941, an explosion occurred at the Crigglestone Colliery, killing 21 men.[2] The site of the colliery is now an industrial estate.

This area has two Anglican churches: the Church of St James, Chapelthorpe, and the Church of St John the Divine, Calder Grove.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Fionn. "Crigglestone Pit Disaster 29th July 1941". Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ The Church of England: A church near you, St James, Chapelthorpe Retrieved 23 April 2014
  4. ^ The Church of England: A church near you, St John the Divine, Calder Grove Retrieved 23 April 2014

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