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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01274 | code search
Postcode: BD19 | code search
Population: 14900
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Birthplace of:
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Folk Customs:
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Lee Fair
Midgley Pace Egg Play
Minden Day
The Devils Knell

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Wheatsheaf Inn
"Wheatsheaf as had a total new refurbishment, providing excellent food. Our new number is 01274 878638

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Gomersal Lodge Hotel
"Bad Points: Total disregard for our situation. Met in hotel's car park by a young man who told us we had to follow him in his car and go to ..." More

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The settlement at Cleckheaton dates back to at least Roman times – the vital Roman road between Chester and York passed through the district, and a smaller route connecting Halifax to Wakefield crossed it at the point where Cleckheaton now stands. Textiles of one form or another were of massive significance to the local population from medieval times until very recently. Originally the area was important in the wool trade, with the fleeces from locally raised sheep converted by carders, weavers, fullers and dyers in the town and outlying villages. When in the early days of the industrial revolution coal was found in the Spen valley in which Cleckheaton stands the continued rise of the textile industry was, as it were, fuelled for more than a century. This rise was not without its problems: the Luddite movement was active in the area, and men were hanged for their involvement in the destruction of manufacturing machinery in the early years of the 19th century. In spite of this resistance, Cleckheaton became a major carding centre for many years. Though the pits began to decline as early as the 1920s, the textile industry continued. After WWII British Belting and Asbestos (parts of which became Scandura) had a huge plant in the area making industrial textiles – belting for machinery, brake pads, and insulation materials and so on, though that has long since closed. Sitting beside the M62, Cleckheaton enjoys a good position as regards road transport. It is also favoured by being within easy striking distance of Bradford and Leeds, both for the employment opportunities there, and for their tourist and leisure facilities such as the Royal Armouries in Leeds and Bradford’s National Media Museum. But the town has its own attractions too, most notably links to the Bronte sisters – Mary Taylor who lived in the town at what is now called Gomersal Lodge was a close friend of Charlotte Bronte

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Red House

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Premier Inn Bradford South *book online*

Dentist

Greenside Dental Care
Northgate Dental Practice

Doctor

The Health Centre

Estate Agent

Dyson W G & Sons
Halifax Property Services

Golf Club

Cleckheaton & District

Pub and Bar

Bulls Head Inn
Granby
Punch Bowl
Rising Sun Inn
Walkers Arms
Wheatsheaf Inn

Restaurant

Anatolias Restaurant
Rising Sun Inn

School

West End Middle School
Whitcliffe Road First School
Whitechapel Middle School

Solicitor

Brearley's Solicitors

Taxi

A2B Taxis
Cleckheaton Cars
Colins
Zenith Taxis

Sports Clubs

Liversedge (Amateur Football)

Shops

Sports FX
Hallmark Cards

Places to Stay near Cleckheaton

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Gomersal Lodge Hotel (0.61 miles)

Gomersal Lodge Hotel
The Gomersal Lodge; formerly named High Royd; was built for Mary Taylor on her return from New Zealand in 1860. Mary Taylor became famous because of her friendship with Charlotte Bronte which lasted until Charlotte's ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Bradford South (0.93 miles)

Premier Inn Bradford South
An ideal location within easy reach of the M62, M606 and only 10 miles from the M1; Bradford city centre is only 5 miles away from this hotel. Whilst here why not visit the National ... More | visit website
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Healds Hall Hotel (1.46 miles)

Healds Hall Hotel

Healds Hall is a family-run hotel with a nationally acclaimed award-winning restaurant and bistro. Set peacefully in landscaped, picturesque gardens Healds Hall presents an ideal venue when planning a conference, meeting or visiting the area. ... More | visit website

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Headlands House Hotel (1.48 miles)

Headlands House Hotel

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Family run hotel conveniently located between Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Halifax and Wakefield. Located close to the major motorway networks. Extremely friendly and hospitable staff who are more than happy ... More

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Days Inn Bradford M62 (1.61 miles)

Days Inn Bradford M62
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. REFURBISHED APRIL 2010 Days Inn Bradford South offers all the comforts of a city centre hotel but conveniently situated on the motorway! The hotel offers guests modern facilities in ... More | visit website
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Gomersal Park (1.63 miles)

Gomersal Park

Set in our extensive grounds the Gomersal Park Hotel is a deceptively quiet setting for a Hotel only a short distance from the centre of Leeds and Bradford. The good food and wine in ... More | visit website

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Gray Ox Inn (1.84 miles)

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The Lodge at Birkby Hall (2.43 miles)

The Lodge at Birkby Hall
The Lodge @ Birkby Hall is the result of a renovation project of an original 18th century stone built workshop in the grounds of Birkby Hall. Luxury bed & breakfast accommodation surrounded by open farmland ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Leeds/Brighouse (2.54 miles)

Holiday Inn Leeds/Brighouse

Welcome to the Leeds Brighouse hotel, a charming building in the West Yorkshire countryside surrounded by rolling hills, the hotel is a convenient location for Leeds, Halifax and Huddersfield, and Bradford. The city of Manchester ... More | visit website

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Black Horse Inn (2.54 miles)

Black Horse Inn

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Olde Worlde 17th Century Inn, AA rosette restaurant, Beautiful rooms converted from cottages. M62 just 1/2 a mile, away from it all yet close to everything. You will find The Black Horse Inn ... More

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