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Wibsey, Bradford

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Wibsey, Bradford

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.
Administrative CountyBradford
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1430
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest 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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