Coordinates: 53°38′56″N 1°31′41″W / 53.649°N 1.528°W

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Hollin Lane

Durkar is a small village in the southwestern suburbs of the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

The name 'Durkar' derives from the Norse drit kjarr meaning 'dirt marsh'.[1]

Durkar is bordered by the parishes of Crigglestone to the south-west and Kettlethorpe to the east. It is under the local administration of Crigglestone Parish Council with authoritative powers exercised by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.

The village lies on the main arterial road into Wakefield, the A636, and adjacent to Junction 39 of the M1 motorway. The city of Leeds is 10 miles (16 km) to the north; Sheffield 19 miles (31 km) to the south; and Manchester 30 miles (48 km) to the south-west.

Nearest schools are Kettlethorpe High and St James CE Junior.

Local landmarks include Sandal Castle, a 10th-century stronghold, Kenton Drive, West Bretton Sculpture Park and Pugneys Country Park. The local public house is the New Inn.


  1. ^ "Crigglestone Parish Council Newsletter". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2007.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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