Crofton  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Crofton like this:

CROFTON, a parish in Wakefield district, W. R. Yorkshire; on the Wakefield and Knottingley railway, 1½ mile SE of Oakenshaw r. station, and 3¾ SE by E of Wakefield. It includes Birkwood hamlet; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Wakefield Acres, 1, 504. Real property, £ 2, 7 46. Pop., 402. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £334.* Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is later English and good; and there are charities £19.

Crofton through time

Crofton is now part of Wakefield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wakefield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Crofton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crofton, in Wakefield and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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