Kirkthorpe

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Kirkthorpe
Kirkthorpe is located in West Yorkshire
Kirkthorpe
Kirkthorpe
Kirkthorpe shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE361210
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WAKEFIELD
Postcode district WF1
Dialling code 01924
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°41′11″N 1°26′48″W / 53.686491°N 1.44659°W / 53.686491; -1.44659Coordinates: 53°41′11″N 1°26′48″W / 53.686491°N 1.44659°W / 53.686491; -1.44659

Kirkthorpe is a village within the City of Wakefield metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England.

Toponymy[edit]

St Peter's Church, Kirkthorpe

The name "Kirkthorpe" means "outlying or secondary hamlet or farmstead with a church". It is formed of two elements, the first being the Old Scandinavian word kirkja ("church") and the second being either the Old English throp or the Old Scandinavian thorp. Both of these potential second elements mean "outlying, dependent or secondary farmstead or hamlet".

External links[edit]

Media related to Kirkthorpe at Wikimedia Commons