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Hartshead, Kirklees

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Hartshead, Kirklees

Hartshead is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, west of Dewsbury and near Hartshead Moor. The village has pre-Norman Conquest origins; the Walton Cross dated from the 8th century. The Revd. Patrick Brontë met his wife Maria Branwell (they met in Rawdon, some dozen or so miles away from Hartshead) in 1811 whilst he was parson of St Peter's Church. They were married in Guiseley and became the parents of Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1822
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

Other names by which Hartshead, Kirklees has been known in the past

Hartshead Cum Clifton ~ Hortesheue ~ Horteseue

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

Hartshead, township, in par. and 4 miles NW. of Dewsbury, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 863 ac., pop. 842; P.O.

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