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Cleckheaton, Kirklees

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Cleckheaton, Kirklees

Cleckheaton is a town in the Metropolitan borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, situated south of Bradford, east of Brighouse, west of Batley and south-west of Leeds. It is at the centre of the Spen Valley and was the major town in the former borough of Spenborough. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Cleckheaton has a history as a mill town, although this industry has now all but vanished.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1825
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01274

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


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

Cleckheaton, town and township with ry. sta., Birstall par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5½ miles SE. of Bradford and 187 miles NW. of London, 1755 ac., pop. 10,653; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers; the staple industries are textile fabrics and machine making.

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