Upton, West Yorkshire

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Upton
The Upton Arms, Upton - geograph.org.uk - 247396.jpg
The Upton Arms
Upton is located in West Yorkshire
Upton
Upton
Upton shown within West Yorkshire
Population 3,541 
OS grid reference SE470134
Civil parish
  • Upton
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PONTEFRACT
Postcode district WF9
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°37′12″N 1°17′24″W / 53.620°N 1.290°W / 53.620; -1.290Coordinates: 53°37′12″N 1°17′24″W / 53.620°N 1.290°W / 53.620; -1.290

Upton is a village and civil parish in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 3,541.[1]

It is situated south of Badsworth and north of North Elmsall and is part of the SESKU (South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton) area. The village is also in the WF9 postal area (Pontefract) and very close to the South Yorkshire boundary.

Recent recognised villagers include playwright John Godber and Ada Mason (formerly the oldest living woman in England).

A former coal mining community, regeneration is in process as a housing overflow for the more expensive areas of Doncaster and Pontefract.

In the 1960s the village was in its prime due to the strong mining community and retail outlets such as "Mr Farthings" Chemist and "Mr Kings" news agents.

The village was home to Upton Colliery F.C. who appeared in the FA Cup and featured Charlie Williams as a player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wakefield". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 

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