Askam Avenue

Postcode: WF8 2PN

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Road Name:Askam Avenue
Road Type:residential

Askam Avenue is a street in the settlement of Pontefract which is within the electoral area of Pontefract North Ward in the administration area of Wakefield District Council located in the Yorkshire and the Humber Euro Region of the UK.

Askam Avenue is located 160.43 miles North from the centre of London, 12.22 miles South East from the centre of Leeds, 14.25 miles North West from the centre of Doncaster and 19.4 miles South West from the centre of York.


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nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Askam Avenue is approximately 11.2967 kilometres from the tidal high water mark which could be coastline or a tidal river (click to view nearest high tide point in Google Maps) and is 44 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Askam Avenue is a river called Wash Dike which is approximately 0.802522 kilometres away


The Central point of Askam Avenue is approximately 44 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 01977
Telephone Exchange: PONTEFRACT - MYPON
Telephone Cabinet: P14
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Askam Avenue

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

Tower House Executive Guest House - pontefract
Star Rating:5 Stars
Around 10 minutes
Address:21 Bondgate, WF8 2JP, Pontefract
Number of Rooms:6
Lowest Price Room:£45
Barley Mow Hotel - pontefract
Barley Mow Hotel is set in Pontefract, 33 km from York. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Barley Mow Hotel features free WiFi .
Address:22 Cornmarket, WF8 1BJ, Pontefract
Number of Rooms:8
Lowest Price Room:£35
Darrington by Good Night Inns - darrington
Star Rating:3 Stars
Just off the A1 and 3 miles from Pontefract town centre, in the Yorkshire countryside, Darrington by Good Night Inns features a restaurant and free parking. It is 2 miles from Pontefract Racecourse.
Address:Great North Road, WF83BL, Darrington
Number of Rooms:28
Lowest Price Room:£35
Highest Price Room:£85.50
Kyte Hotel - darrington
Just off the A1 at Darrington, south of the M62 interchange near Leeds, this recently renovated hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and stylish, contemporary en suite rooms.
Address:Great North Road, WF8 3HR, Darrington
Number of Rooms:15
Lowest Price Room:£49.5
Highest Price Room:£47.50
Kings Croft Hotel - pontefract
With a popular restaurant and cosy bar, Kings Croft Hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Situated just outside Pontefract, the hotel is a 5-minute drive from Pontefract Racecourse.
Address:Wakefield Road Pontefract, WF84HA, Pontefract
Number of Rooms:22
Lowest Price Room:£55
Highest Price Room:£145.0

Local Council Details

Within the area of Wakefield District
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Town Hall
Wood Street
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Telephone Number: 01924 306 090
Within the electoral area of Pontefract North Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
The Member of Parliament is Cooper, Yvette

Water and Drainage Details

Yorkshire Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Askam Avenue

36 Askam Avenue
Sale Price: £115,000
Sale Date: 14/11/2015
62 Askam Avenue
Sale Price: £120,000
Sale Date: 23/01/2015
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01011835
Ons Area Name:Wakefield 012A
Average Age : 46.40
Population: 1503.00
Male Population: 755.00 (50.23%)
Female Population: 748.00 (49.77%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 9 (0.6%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
Pontefract and Knottingley, Sessions House Yard, Pontefract, WKF, WF8 1BN, Wakefield, 01924 295624
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Covering the following Neighbourhood Policing Teams : Knottingley NPT, Pontefract North NPT, Pontefract South NPT

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Telephone: 01924 295624
Policing Links:
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Location details

Location Details

Askam Avenue

OS Reference: 446983, 423670
OS Grid Reference: SE470237
Latitude and Longitude: 53.707114223436, -1.2881571420261
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 11.2967 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Askam Avenue

Map Number: 105
Map Name: York
West Yorkshire
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Pontefract Monkhill Rail Station is 1.31 Kilometers away (0.81 miles)
Pontefract Baghill Rail Station is 1.94 Kilometers away (1.21 miles)
Knottingley Rail Station is 2.02 Kilometers away (1.26 miles)
Pontefract Tanshelf Rail Station is 2.42 Kilometers away (1.5 miles)

Nearest Airports

Leeds Bradford International Airport is 30.30 Kilometers away
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport is 31.25 Kilometers away
Humberside Airport is 63.73 Kilometers away
Manchester Airport is 75.69 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries


Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Askam Avenue is approximately 0.16 miles from the A1M

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M62 J41/A1(M) - 0.44 Km Away
Junction: M62 J33/A162(T) - 1.96 Km Away
Junction: M62 J32/A639 - 2.72 Km Away

Health Clinics

Ferrybridge Medical Ctr, 8-10 High St,ferrybridge, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF118NQ
Distance: 1.56 Kilometers
Telephone: 01977 631623
Northgate Surgery, Northgate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF81NF
Distance: 1.97 Kilometers
Telephone: 01977 703635
Stuart Road
The Surgery, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF84PQ
Distance: 2.22 Kilometers
Telephone: 01977 703437
Friarwood Surgery
The Friarwood Surgery, Carleton Glen, Pontefract, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF81SU
Distance: 2.38 Kilometers
Telephone: 01977 704777
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Pontefract Library

Shoemarket, Pontefract, WF81BD
Distance: 1.43 Miles
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Knottingley Library

Hill Top, Knottingley, WF118EE
Distance: 1.51 Miles
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Airedale Library

The Square, Castleford, WF103JJ
Distance: 1.51 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions


Attraction Name: Pontefract Museum
Distance: 1.01 (km)


Attraction Name: Pontefract Castle
Distance: 1.95 (km)


Attraction Name: Pontefract Racecourse
Distance: 3.05 (km)

Theme Park

Attraction Name: Xscape (Castleford)
Distance: 3.44 (km)

Nearest Schools

Pontefract Orchard Head Junior and Infant School

Distance: 0.55 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Orchard Head Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 2NJ
Telephone: (01977) 723495

Willow Green Academy

Distance: 0.89 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Hampden Close, Ferrybridge, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 8PT
Telephone: (01977) 722510

Holy Family and St Michael's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract

Distance: 1.57 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Cobblers Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 2HN
Telephone: (01977) 722840

Cobblers Lane Primary School

Distance: 1.57 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Cobblers Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 2HN
Telephone: (01977) 722630

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 13.2
Median Speed: 4.1
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 41
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