Ackton  West Riding


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

ACTON, a township in Featherstone parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 3½ miles W of Pontefract. It contains Acton Hall. Acres, 934. Pop., 67. Houses, 17.

Ackton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th November 2019

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