The pit came into operation in the 1870s and was the location of an enormous explosion on 30 April 1896, in which 63 of the 300 workers (men and boys) died. Twenty died from the explosion, the rest from afterdamp. Only four of the 23 pit ponies survived the disaster. Ninety children were rendered fatherless in the disaster, and plaques in the village school, church and pub are dedicated to their loss.

In first half of the 20th century, two seams of coal were worked. The first was the Beeston seam at 170–180 yards depth; the second was a deeper Blackbed seam at 210–220 yards.

Micklefield railway station serves the village of Micklefield, near Garforth in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Selby and York Lines, operated by Northern, 9.75 miles (16 km) east of Leeds.

Micklefield AFC are an amateur football team. They play their home fixtures in the village recreation ground. The pitch consists of 1 small covered terraced stand and a metal barrier runs round the perimeter to prevent encroachment. The club also boasts modest changing and showering facilities

Up to the 1980s the pit was served by a 2' 6" gauge rail link which transported coal from Ledston Luck Mine to the south, from where the coal could be shipped via the mainline rail.

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The station was originally opened by the Leeds and Selby Railway in 1834, with the line towards Church Fenton being added by the North Eastern Railway in 1869.

The first train from York to Micklefield departs at 06:35. The last train from York to Micklefield departs at 00:13. No sleeper services are available. There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.

The village served the Peckfield Colliery, which served the “superpit” field of Selby, North Yorkshire. It produced high volatile bituminous coal in the Westphalian Coal Measures.

The Hertfordshire based venue has many facilities and is frequently used by companies as an exciting location for corporate fun days and team-building events. The house and grounds also offer a varied range of film location and photographic shoot opportunities, all conveniently located within the M25.

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With lovely views and stunning grounds, Micklefield Hall is the ideal setting for your country house wedding or private party.

The average journey time between York and Micklefield is 19 minutes. The fastest journey time is 15 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 24 trains per day travelling from York to Micklefield. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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Through the 1970s and 1980s Micklefield earned itself a sometimes poor reputation locally as a result of crime on the sizeable local authority housing estate and the policies then occupied by Leeds City Council.

Micklefield is a village and civil parish east of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It neighbours Garforth, Aberford and Brotherton and is close to the A1 Motorway. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. It has a population of 1,852,[1] increasing to 1,893 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The 1½ mile, £460,000, Micklefield Bypass opened in 1960. It has since been replaced by the A1(M) in 2005. Nearby, to the west, is the A656 Roman Ridge.

The Hook Moor Wind Farm proposals have also polarised village opinion along north/south lines, with some Old Micklefield residents accusing New Micklefielders who support the plans, of "Schadenfreude". To which, the standard reply is, if the plans were situated in New Micklefield, nobody would be against the proposals at all. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin and is in Old Micklefield.

The northerly part of the village (Old Micklefield) has fewer visible ties to the village's industrial past, and contains most of the village amenities, including the church, school, pub, farm shop, general stores (formerly the post office) and surgery. The Churchville housing estate consists of semi-detached houses, retirement bungalows and terraces, but is bordered by large detached houses, character properties and modern town houses.

2010 Micklefield Town FC reached the county cup semi final and play at County HQ fleet lane on 26 March and will hopefully bring home the County Cup to Micklefield once more

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There is a cricket pitch in the rec. Micklefield do not have a team but the pitch is occasionally used by Kippax Welfare and Aberford.

The southern part is known as "new Micklefield". It contains the railway station, landfill site, industrial park and allotments. Housing consists mainly of late 19th century/early 20th century terraced cottages built for miners, some larger pre-war semi-detached houses, and the Garden Village housing estate. In recent years, new flats have been built next to Pit Lane. The old fire station is used as a community centre. Nearby is a sandwich bar, and a small independent shop.

Just east of the station, the York and Selby lines split in their respective directions.


Micklefield is a village of two halves. One road - the Great North Road or "the old A1" - links the two with a distinctive S bend surrounded fields giving a fair indication of when moving from one half to the other.

Monday to Saturday daytime there is a half-hourly service calling at all stations to Leeds, continuing to Huddersfield and Blackpool North both via Bradford Interchange. Evenings and Sundays, the service is hourly (evening trains run between York & Leeds only, whilst on Sundays the service runs to Blackpool).

Yes, it is possible to travel from York to Micklefield without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from York to Micklefield.

Eastbound there is an hourly service to York next stop Church Fenton (some direct to York) and Selby next stop South Milford respectively during Monday to Saturday daytimes. Evenings and Sundays, there is an hourly service to York only.[1]