Pontefract

Pontefract, an ancient market-town of Yorkshire, 13 m. SE. of Leeds; has a castle in which Richard II. died, and which suffered four sieges in the Civil War, a market hall, grammar school, and large market-gardens, where liquorice for the manufacture of Pomfret cakes is grown.

Population (circa 1900) given as 16,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Ponsonby, Sir Frederick Cavendish * Pontifex Maximus
Pompeii
Pompey, Cneius
Pompey's Pillar
Ponce de Leon
Poncho
Pondicherry
Pondos
Poniatowski, Prince Joseph
Pons Asinorum
Ponsonby, Sir Frederick Cavendish
Pontefract
Pontifex Maximus
Pontifical
Pontine Marshes
Pontus
Poole
Poole, Matthew
Poona
Poor Richard
Pope
Pope, Alexander

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