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Chickenley, Kirklees

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Chickenley, Kirklees

Chickenley is predominantly a large council estate in the east of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. It was originally a farming hamlet, half-way between Ossett and Dewsbury. The Chickenley name could derive from a family name originating during early settlement, corrupted to "chicken" over the years. An old story is that when a maypole was built in the Gawthorpe area of Ossett in 1840, men from Chickenley came to tear it down.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2621
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

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