In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Netherton like this:
NETHERTON, a village in Shillington township, Thornhill parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 4¼ miles S W of Wakefield. Coal-pits are adjacent.
Additional information about this locality is available for Sitlington
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 Netherton 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 Netherton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Netherton, in Wakefield and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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