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Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Pontefract Castle

Other OS name in the Parish of Pontefract

Historical Forms

  • Castello Pont'- fractis, Castello Pontisfractis 1119–35 Nost7d 1189 ib
  • Castrum Pontefracti Hy3 BM
  • castri Pontisfracti 1296 LacyComp
  • Pounfrete Castle 1473 YDxii,302
  • Pomefret Castle 1561 Dep


, Castello Pont '-fractis , Castello Pontisfractis 1119–35Nost 7d, 1189 ib 4, Castrum Pontefracti Hy 3BM, castri Pontisfracti 1296 LacyComp, Pounfrete Castle 1473 YDxii, 302, Pomefret Castle 1561Dep , founded by Ilbert de Lacy as his chief seat in the Honour of Pontefract , v. castel .