East Hardwick

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East Hardwick
East Hardwick is located in West Yorkshire
East Hardwick
East Hardwick
East Hardwick shown within West Yorkshire
Population 173 (2011)
Civil parish
  • East Hardwick
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PONTEFRACT
Postcode district WF8
Dialling code 01977
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°39′40″N 1°18′02″W / 53.661085°N 1.300682°W / 53.661085; -1.300682Coordinates: 53°39′40″N 1°18′02″W / 53.661085°N 1.300682°W / 53.661085; -1.300682

East Hardwick is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 191,[1] reducing to 173 at the 2011 Census.[2] Until 1974 it was part of Osgoldcross Rural District.

The name 'East Hardwick' has its origins in Old English. The 'East' distinguishes it from West Hardwick, and 'Hardwick' comes from the Old English phrase heorde-wīc, meaning a herd farm or a farm for livestock. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Harduic.

The A639 road cuts through the western portion of the village, linking the settlement with Pontefract to the north and the A1 and Doncaster to the south-east.

There is also a small church: St Stephen's. There is no village shop or post office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wakefield Retrieved 11 September 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

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