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Wibsey (population 14,530 - 2001 UK census) is a ward in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Wibsey is named after Wibsey village which makes up the main part of the ward. As well as the area of Wibsey, the ward includes the area of Bankfoot to the east and much of the area of Odsal. Wibsey means "Wibba's island", from the Old English personal name Wibba + ēg (island, marsh). The name was recorded as Wibense in 1022.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
Wibsey, Bradford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Wibsey, eccl. dist., Bradford par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2 miles SW. of Bradford, pop. 4435; P.O.; has ironworks, foundries, and worsted mills.
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