House Prices in Pontefract

Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 (or Great North Road) and the M62 motorway. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the five towns in the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield and has a population of 28,250, increasing to 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 English Civil War Royalist sympathies.== Origins of the name 'Pontefract' ==At the end of the 11th century, the modern township of Pontefract consisted of two distinct and separate localities known as Tanshelf and Kirkby. The 11th century historian, Orderic Vitalis, recorded that, in 1069, William the Conqueror travelled across Yorkshire to put down an uprising which had sacked York, but that, upon his journey to the city, he discovered that the crossing of the River Aire at what is modern-day Pontefract had been blockaded by a group of local Anglo-Scandinavian insurgents, who had broken the bridge and held the opposite bank in force.

Valuations in Pontefract

The most expensive recorded transaction in Pontefract was £995,000 on 20 October 2008. The most recent recorded sale in Pontefract was £110,000 on 25 August 2016. Properties in Pontefract have an average price of £166,312 over the last 3 years.

Average property price


-7% since 2018
+8% since 2017

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Pontefract

Pontefract has 21 schools with capacities ranging from 105 to 1050. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Community School, Voluntary Aided School, Other Independent School, LA Nursery School, Further Education, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Pontefract (by capacity)

  • The King's School Specialising in Mathematics and Computing


    A Mixed Community School for pupils aged 11 to 16 years. The school enrols 1050 students.

  • Carleton Community High School A Specialist Science College


    It's a Mixed Community School for children aged 11 to 16. The schools has a capacity of 1050 pupils.

  • Pontefract Halfpenny Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School


    It's a Mixed Community School for children aged 3 to 11. The schools has a capacity of 420 pupils.

  • Cobblers Lane Primary School


    Pupils aged 3 to 11 attend this Mixed Community School. The schools has a capacity of 315 pupils.

  • Pontefract Orchard Head Junior and Infant School


    It's a Mixed Community School for children aged 3 to 11. The school enrols 300 students.

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