Lofthouse, West Yorkshire
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Lofthouse, Christ Church.
Lofthouse shown within West Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan borough||City of Leeds|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Lofthouse is a village in West Yorkshire, England between the cities of Wakefield and Leeds. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough but with a Wakefield postal address (WF3). It is mentioned as Locthuse also Loftose in the 1086 Domesday Book.
Lofthouse has good road connections to its nearby boroughs as well as to the rest of northern England. It can be found on the main A61 Leeds-Wakefield road and off junction 29 of the M62 and junction 42 of the M1. Lofthouse Gate and Outwood are neighbouring villages on the A61 towards Wakefield and are in the Wakefield Metropolitan Area. Towards Leeds there is the village of Robin Hood.
Lofthouse is home to the Royale Chinese restaurant and Lofthouse Stores which has a mini mart and fresh sandwiches. Lofthouse also has a doctor's surgery, library,the local Church of England, Christ Church Lofthouse and The Rodillian Academy.
Lofthouse is often erroneously believed to be the scene of the Lofthouse Colliery disaster, which took place in 1973. The disaster actually took place in a field near the village of Kirkhamgate, where a new coalface was being worked.
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