Ossett, Wakefield

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Ossett is a town in Wakefield

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Ossett within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Ossett in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Ossett (with Gawthorpe), town and township with ry. sta., Dewsbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles W. of Wakefield by rail, 3105 ac., pop. 10,957; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. There are coal mines, woollen cloth mills, a woollen machine manufactory, a large cotton manufactory, and (at South Osset) 2 mineral springs, similar to those at Cheltenham. Ossett with Gawthorpe is a local government district.

Ossett in the Domesday Book

A village in Agbrigg hundred, in the county of Yorkshire.

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