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Osgoldcross Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmarker. It was created in 1938, from 19 remaining parishes of the disbanded Pontefract Rural District after three-quarters (but only a small fraction of the area) of its population had been transferred to surrounding authorities - specifically to Castlefordmarker (which took 14,145 of the 23,981 in the district in 1931), Knottingleymarker, and Pontefractmarker.

It was named after the Wapentake of Osgoldcrossmarker and administered from Pontefractmarker.

Since April 1, 1974 it has formed part of the District of Selbymarker and the City of Wakefieldmarker.

At the time of its dissolution it consisted of the following 19 civil parishes.

All but Darrington and East Hardwick went to Selby district.



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