Kettlethorpe, West Yorkshire

Kettlethorpe, originally a separate village, is a suburb that lies 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Wakefield city centre, in West Yorkshire, England.[1] The suburb has a secondary education school, Kettlethorpe High School, which is a specialist maths and computing college. It has been deemed to be good by Ofsted in 2011 and again in 2016.[2]

Kettlethorpe
Kettlethorpe High School Community Learning Centre.png
Kettlethorpe High School Community Learning Centre
Kettlethorpe is located in West Yorkshire
Kettlethorpe
Kettlethorpe
Location within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWAKEFIELD
Postcode districtWF2
Dialling code01924
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°38′38″N 1°30′21″W / 53.6440°N 1.5057°W / 53.6440; -1.5057Coordinates: 53°38′38″N 1°30′21″W / 53.6440°N 1.5057°W / 53.6440; -1.5057

Kettlethorpe Hall was built in 1727[3] built by the Pilkington family. It has been converted into two separate houses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "278" (Map). Sheffield & Barnsley. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 9780319244753.
  2. ^ Stuart, Tanya (12 January 2017). "Short inspection of Kettlethorpe High School, A Specialist Maths and Computing College" (PDF). ofsted.gov.uk. p. 1. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ Howard Colvin, Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd ed. (Yale University Press) 1995: note p. 136. "the identity of its architect is unknown" but singles it out, with the east wing of Wentworth Castle by Johann von Bodt, as an "almost unique example of Franco-Prussian architecture in Georgian England".

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kettlethorpe, Wakefield at Wikimedia Commons