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Batley, Kirklees

Batley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. It lies 7 miles southeast of Bradford, 7 miles southwest of Leeds and 1 mile north of Dewsbury, near the M62 motorway. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 49,448 (including Birstall). Other nearby towns include: Morley to the northeast, Ossett to the southeast and Brighouse westsouthwest.
Post townBATLEY
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2424
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01924

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

Battley Carr ~ Bateleia ~ Bathelie

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

Batley, mun. bor., par., and township, S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 1½ mile N. of Dewsbury and 8 miles SW. of Leeds by rail -- par. (partly in parl. bor. of Dewsbury), 6286 ac., pop. 47,959; bor. and township, 2039 ac., pop. 27,505; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. It is a chief seat for mfr. of army cloths and coarse woollens, having about 50 factories. B. has an ancient par. church and free grammar-school. Batley Carr, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Dewsbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, pop. 4082; P.O., T.O.

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