Pontefract

place and town

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Pontefract is a historic market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, east of Wakefield and south of Castleford. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the towns in the City of Wakefield District and had a population of 30,881 at the 2011 Census. Pontefract's motto is Post mortem patris pro filio, Latin for "After the death of the father, support the son", a reference to the town's Royalist sympathies in the English Civil War.

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The Broken Bridge. This building was erected in the 1960s on the site of one of Pontefract's oldest houses. It had a Georgian or early Victorian facade, behind which there was an earlier house, dating back to at least 1680. The name Pontefract derives from the Latin words Pontus Fractus, which means 'broken bridge'. The bridge is thought to have been at Ferrybridge. These premises were refurbished by J. D. Wetherspoon in June 2010.

Horse Fair, Pontefract, United Kingdom where it sited