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Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

Sowerby Bridge is a market town that lies within the Upper Calder Valley in the district of Calderdale in the county of West Yorkshire, in northern England.
Administrative CountyCalderdale
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE0623
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01422
Population9,948 (2001)

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

Sowerby Bridge, manufacturing town with ry. sta., Halifax par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Calder, at terminus of Rochdale Canal, 2½ miles SW. of Halifax, pop. 8724; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. The town comprises parts of Norland, Skircoat, Sowerby, and Warley townships; it has risen rapidly, and is now a considerable and thriving place, with extensive wharves; it has worsted and cotton spinning, oilcloth mfr., dyeing and chemical works, and wire works and iron works.

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