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- John Harrison (24 March 1693–24 March 1776) was an English carpenter and clock designer, who solved the problem of calculating longitude through the carrying of precise time on board ship, was born in this tiny village. There is a blue plaque on the house where he was born beside the main Wakefield to Doncaster road.
- Windmill Inn the site of a former windmill designed by John Smeaton in 1786. This is now an Indian restaurant called Arkaan's.
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