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410 A.D. - The Saxons
After the Romans left, and for the next fifty years, there was fighting around Castleford until the Celts were driven north.
Then for the next six hundred years the Saxon's ruled the area.
Initially it was named Chesterford, then Casterford until finally becoming Castleford.
A lot of places ending in 'ton' are Saxon as this means a place surrounded by a hedge. Fryston / Allerton / Glasshoughton etc.
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