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Foulby is located in West Yorkshire
 Foulby shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough City of Wakefield
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
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 Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
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Coordinates: 53°39′17″N 1°23′54″W / 53.654635°N 1.398469°W / 53.654635; -1.398469

The Windmill Inn in Foulby.

Foulby is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England.[1][2] It is situated near Nostell, between Crofton and Ackworth Moor Top, on the A638 east-south east of the city of Wakefield. The village falls within the Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton ward of Wakefield City Council.


  • 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.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield (Glossop & Holmfirth) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231876. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

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