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The Village of Crofton

May 5, 2021

Crofton Area Guide

Ever wanted to live in a village location, without being cut off from transport links?  The village of Crofton, Wakefield could be the place you’re looking for!


The village of Crofton lies 3 miles to the South of Wakefield City Centre and is the ideal location for families and commuters alike.  The village has strong mining connections in its recent history, but in fact it dates back centuries and can be found in the Domesday Book listed as Scroftune.

Nowadays the village boasts a host of amenities including two Post Offices, a Dental surgery, Medical Centre, a football club, Youth Club and a selection of shops and independent businesses.  Crofton also has an infant school, junior school and Crofton Academy Secondary School which is part of the Castleford Academy Trust.

Commuter Links

It is conveniently situated just a 30 minute drive into Leeds City Centre, a 40 minute drive to Doncaster Sheffield Airport and a 50 minute drive to Sheffield.  It has good, regular bus services to Wakefield, Pontefract, Hemsworth and South Elmsall, and from Wakefield train stations there are direct rail connections to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Leisure and Recreation

Nearby, there is access to many parks and rural areas for exercise and recreation.  The closest notable green spaces include Haw Park Woods, Nostell Priory and Angler’s Country Park, Wintersett which features at #7 on Trip Advisor in the top 10 things to do in Wakefield.

The types of housing available vary from terraced properties to large, modern detached houses, making it an affordable place for most budgets.  If you’re thinking of Crofton as the place for your next home, why not contact our Wakefield office to find out more about the area?

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