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Elland, Calderdale

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Elland, Calderdale

Elland is a market town in Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Halifax, by the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. Elland was recorded as Elant in the Domesday Book. The town's name is derived from the Old English meaning 'land by the water, river or land partly or wholly surrounded by water'. It had a population in United Kingdom Census 2001 of 14,554.
Post townELLAND
Administrative CountyCalderdale
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1121
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01422

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

Eland ~ Elland With Greetland ~ Elant ~ Elont

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

Elland, town with ry. sta., Halifax par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Calder, 3 miles SE. of Halifax, pop. 8278; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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