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Flockton Pits and Pubs

It is described in guidebooks as a village `halfway between Huddersfield and Wakefield'.

It has Wakefield postcodes and phone numbers, but is part of the Kirklees Council area and has a cricket club that plays in the Huddersfield Central League.

So people living in Flockton, as well as visitors, might be forgiven for being somewhat confused as to whether they are Huddersfielders or Wakefielders.

There is similar confusion surrounding the identity and origin of settlement of the village.

The name Flockton is of Scandinavian origin and is believed to mean Floki's farmstead. This suggests that Flockton was first settled by the Vikings who came to this country some time in the 10th century.