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Meltham, Kirklees

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Meltham, Kirklees

Meltham is a small town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Holme Valley, below Wessenden Moor, four and a half miles south-west of Huddersfield on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It had a population of 8,089 at the 2001 census, which was estimated to have increased to 8,600 by 2005.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE0910
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
Population8,089 (2001)

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

Meltham, town and township with ry. sta., Almondbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles SW. of Huddersfield, 4692 ac., pop. 4529; P.O., T.O.; is a busy place, with woollen, cotton, and thread mills; in vicinity is Meltham Hall, seat.

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