Honour of Pontefract

Following the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, Ilbert de Lacy was granted large estates of land in Yorkshire by William the Conquerer. This land became known as the Honour of Pontefract.

The following townships (or constituent hamlets) were wholly or partly within the Honour of Pontefract:

All other hamlets and townships in the local area were part of the Manor of Wakefield.

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