Woolley, West Yorkshire

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Woolley
Woolley is located in West Yorkshire
Woolley
Woolley
Woolley shown within West Yorkshire
Population 1,339 (2011)
OS grid reference SE321131
• London 155 mi (249 km) SSE
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WAKEFIELD
Postcode district WF4
Dialling code 01226
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°36′51″N 1°30′59″W / 53.614283°N 1.516274°W / 53.614283; -1.516274Coordinates: 53°36′51″N 1°30′59″W / 53.614283°N 1.516274°W / 53.614283; -1.516274

Woolley is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 575,[1] increasing to 1,339 at the 2011 Census.[2] Historically part of the Staincross Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire in earliest times, until 1974 it formed part of Wakefield Rural District.

West of the village is the escarpment known as Woolley Edge, which has given its name to the nearby Woolley Edge Services on the M1 motorway.

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Wakefield Retrieved 12 September 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 

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