Fryston village

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Fryston village is a small former coal mining village in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England. The coal mine was named Fryston and closed in 1985.[1]

The colliery opened in the 1870s in the grounds of the now-demolished Fryston Hall and the village was built in the 1880s to house some of the miners.[1][2]

After the pit's closure in 1985, the colliery buildings were demolished.[2]

At its peak, the pit employed around 1,300 miners.[2] The village is located within a bend in the River Aire. Fryston Village is sometimes known as Old Fryston and Ferry Fryston is sometimes called New Fryston.

In 2005, a re-generation programme called the Castleford Project, carried out a number of re-developments in Fryston including what turned out to be a controversial new Village Green; these re-developments were the subject of a series of television programmes on Channel 4.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Castelford History". www.castleford.org. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d McClarence, Stephen (4 June 2012). "Homeward Bound". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kevin McCloud and the Big Town Plan". www.channel4.com. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 53°44′19″N 1°18′48″W / 53.738722°N 1.313343°W / 53.738722; -1.313343