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Birstall, Kirklees

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Birstall, Kirklees

Birstall is a large village in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England and situated roughly 6 miles south-west of Leeds. It features a quaint triangular Victorian marketplace, which replaced an earlier market on High Street in the Georgian area of the village further up the hill. There is still a market on Thursdays.
Post townBATLEY
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2226
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01924
Population8,740
 

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

Birstal ~ Burstall

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

Birstall.-- par. and town with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 7 miles SW. of Leeds, 13,976 ac., pop. 62,781; town, pop. 6766; worsted and cotton mfrs.; coal and ironstone mines; birthplace of Dr Priestley (1733-1804).

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