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Todmorden, Calderdale

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Todmorden, Calderdale

Todmorden is a market town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the Upper Calder Valley and has a total population of 14,941. It is located 17 miles from Manchester. Todmorden town centre occupies the confluence of three steep-sided Pennine valleys, which constrict the shape of the town. Todmorden is surrounded by moorlands with occasional outcrops of gritstone sandblasted by winds.
Administrative CountyCalderdale
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSD9424
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01706
Population14,941 (2001)

Other names by which Todmorden, Calderdale has been known in the past

Todmorden and Walsden

Todmorden, Calderdale in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Todmorden, manufacturing and market town, Rochdale and Whalley pars., Lancashire, and Halifax par., West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Calder and Rochdale Canal, 8¾ miles SE. of Burnley and 19 miles NE. of Manchester by rail, 15,690 ac., pop. 23,862; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Todmorden enjoys fine environs, being situated in a beautiful valley overhung all round by lofty hills. It has extensive cotton mills, foundries, and machine works. The chief public buildings are the churches and chapels, and the town hall.

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