Lofthouse, West Yorkshire

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For Lofthouse in Nidderdale, in the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974, see Lofthouse, North Yorkshire.
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Lofthouse, Christ Church.
Lofthouse is located in West Yorkshire
 Lofthouse shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE332257
Metropolitan borough City of Leeds
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WF3
Dialling code 01924
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°43′36″N 1°29′54″W / 53.72665°N 1.49829°W / 53.72665; -1.49829

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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