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Slaithwaite, Kirklees

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Slaithwaite, Kirklees

Slaithwaite /ˈslæθ. weɪt/, locally Slawit /ˈslaʊ. ɨt/, is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Colne Valley laying across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, approximately 5 miles southwest of Huddersfield.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE0813
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01484

Slaithwaite, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Slaithwaite, market town with ry. sta., Huddersfield and Almondbury pars., and township, wholly in Huddersfield par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Colne, 4 miles SW. of Huddersfield - township, 2436 ac., pop. 3009; town, pop. 3882; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Monday and Wednesday. The inhabitants are engaged in the cotton and woollen mf rs. Excellent mineral baths, similar to the springs at Harrogate, are here, and the town is much frequented by visitors during the summer months.

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