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Foulby

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Metropolitan borough  City of Wakefield
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  WF4
Metropolitan county  West Yorkshire
Country  England
Post town  WAKEFIELD
Local time  Wednesday 11:09 AM
Dialling code  01924
Foulby
Region  Yorkshire and the Humber
Weather  13°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 56% Humidity

Foulby is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England. It is situated near Nostell, between Crofton and Ackworth Moor Top, on the A638 east-south east of the city of Wakefield. The village falls within the Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton ward of Wakefield City Council.

Contents

Map of Foulby, Wakefield, UK

Persons

  • John Harrison (24 March 1693 – 24 March 1776) was an English carpenter and clock designer, who solved the problem of calculating longitude through the carrying of precise time on board ship, was born in this tiny village. There is a blue plaque on the house where he was born beside the main Wakefield to Doncaster road.
  • Windmill Inn the site of a former windmill designed by John Smeaton in 1786. This is now an Indian restaurant called Arkaan's.
  • References

    Foulby Wikipedia


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