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Subject: Castleford, Glasshoughton railway station, Pontefract, Herbert Smith (trade unionist), Xscape (building)
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Glasshoughton is located in West Yorkshire
 Glasshoughton shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough City of Wakefield
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WF10
Dialling code 01977
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
List of places

Glasshoughton is an area of Castleford in West Yorkshire, England, that borders on Pontefract. It is home to the Xscape indoor ski slope and leisure centre, the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village (initially called Freeport), a DIY superstore, a hotel, a pub and a number of fast food restaurants, which were built on the site of the former Glasshoughton Colliery and Coking Plant.

The area is next to Junction 32 of the M62 motorway. Glasshoughton railway station was opened on 21 February 2005, especially to serve the newly built leisure and retail facilities.

There are several pubs, takeaways, a parade of shops, and a large Asda. Next to Asda, on part of the colliery site, is the Castleford Campus (formerly called skillsXchange) of Wakefield College.

The local football team is Glasshoughton Welfare F.C., for whom former Liverpool F.C. goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar made one fund-raising appearance in 2007.

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