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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Ackton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wakefield. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ackton and units named after it.
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 June 2013
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