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Keighley, Bradford

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Keighley, Bradford

Keighley is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is situated 11 miles northwest of Bradford and is at the confluence of the rivers Aire and the Worth. The town area, which is part of the Brontë Country, has a population of 89,870, making it the third largest civil parish in England. Keighley lies in a fold between the countryside of Airedale and Keighley Moors.
Administrative CountyBradford
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE0641
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01535
Population89,870 ()()

Other names by which Keighley, Bradford has been known in the past

Keithley ~ Kigheley

Keighley, Bradford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Keighley (pronounced Keithley), mun. bor., market town, and par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 9 miles NW. of Bradford and 222 miles from London by rail - par., 10,132 ac., pop. 30,395; bor., 1850 ac., pop. 25,247; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. Through the variety and importance of its mfrs. Keighley during recent years has made great progress. Among its industries are the Bradford stuff trade, the mfr. of weaving machinery and tools, also washing, wringing, and sewing machines, and large works for the making of iron implements of many descriptions, including gas and water mains. The town is pleasantly situated among the hills surrounding Airedale. Keighley was incorporated in 1882.

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