Oakwell Hall Country Park
Oakwell Hall Country Park


County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01924 | code search
Postcode: WF17 | code search
Population: 47000
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Birthplace of:
Lawrence Wager
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Folk Customs:
Denby Dale Pie
Lee Fair
Midgley Pace Egg Play
Minden Day
The Devils Knell

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Oakwell Cars
"speedy friendly service after being let down by town cars :(

Date visited: 25 january 2010 ..." More

Oakwell Cars
"fast,cheap,clean and friendly service. highly recommended.

Date visited: 27 jan 2010 ..." More

Alder House Hotel
"Good Points: Bed was comfortable, room reasonable size, staff pleasant, good choice of breakfasts General review: Very pleasant stay

Date visited: 2009-11-18 ..." More

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The West Yorkshire town of Batley is a sizeable one, its population approaching the 45,000 mark. These days roughly one in three of its inhabitants have their roots in the Indian sub-continent, they or previous generations drawn to the town in the 1950s and subsequent decades by the textile industry. The town probably takes its name from an important local family, the Battes, and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Parts of the Parish Church, All Saints, date from the 13th century, though the majority is 15th century. Sadly little or nothing of similar antiquity survived the development of the town in the industrial era. What was still a village-sized settlement at the end of the 18th century became far more important because of the invention by Batley resident Benjamin Shaw of the shoddy process, whereby old woollen cloth could be recycled into coarse material suitable for blankets and uniforms. From a population of fewer than 3,000 in 1800 the town grew to three times that by 1850. The railway came to Batley in 1848, serving what had become a thriving industrial centre. The town’s name for many of us is associated with three things: Batley Variety Club where the likes of Louis Armstrong and Roy Orbison performed; Batley Grammar School, which numbers alumni like Titus Salt of Saltaire fame and discoverer of Oxygen Joseph Priestley; and Batley Bulldogs, the local rugby league side. A great place for visitors to spend time in is Wilton Park, which contains a butterfly house and the Bagshaw Museum housing ancient Egyptian exhibits and local history displays. Batley is also the home of the Yorkshire Motor Museum, with an eclectic collection of vehicles that includes examples of cars made in the region.


Bagshaw Museum
Batley Art Gallery
Oakwell Hall Country Park
Wilton Park

Care Home

Batley Hall Nursing & Residential Home


Showcase Cinemas Leeds


Dance Club 21
The Frontier


Branch Road Dental Practice
Dental Practice

Estate Agent

Holroyd Sons & Pickersgill
Wilman & Son

Health and Fitness Club

U.K Workout


Batley Market

Pub and Bar

Black Labrador
Cellar Bar
Church Steps
Rose Of York

Wilton Arms


Dolce Vita
La Las
Milwaukee Exchange


Batley Grammar School




GT Taxis
Harrison Taxis
Oakwell Cars
Prestige Taxis
Town Cars

Sports Clubs

Batley Sports and Tennis Centre (Tennis)
Hanging Heaton CC (Cricket)


The Bookshop
Flower Shop

Auckland Opticians
Mountain Warehouse
SmART Gallery


Tansu Japanese Antique Furniture
Village Antiques

Places to Stay near Batley

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Healey House Hotel (0.90 miles)

Healey House Hotel
Set in 2.5 acres of tree lined gardens, this 18th-century property offers a warm welcome and excellent service. Located in the town of Batley, Leeds and Halifax are both 20 minutes’ drive away from Healey ... More | visit website
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Alder House Hotel (0.90 miles)

Alder House Hotel

Set in 2.5 acres of wooded gardens, just a short drive from Leeds and Bradford, this converted Georgian house provides a quiet and relaxed atmosphere for your break away.

Whether you are considering a romantic weekend, ... More | visit website

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Gomersal Park (1.42 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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Healds Hall Hotel (1.63 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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Premier Inn Leeds Bradford (South) (1.70 miles)

Close to shops and local amenities Leeds city centre is only 6 miles away. Our Leeds / Bradford (South) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Brewers ... More | visit website
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Old Vicarage Hotel (1.77 miles)

Old Vicarage Hotel

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The Old Vicarage built in 1893, formerly the home of the Vicars of Bruntcliffe, was purchased from the Church by the previous owners in 1977 and in 1986 the building ... More

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Old Vicarage Hotel (1.77 miles)

Old Vicarage Hotel
The Old Vicarage built in 1893, formerly the home of the Vicars of Bruntcliffe, was purchased from the Church by the previous owners in 1977 and in 1986 the building was sympathetically extended to form ... More | visit website
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Gomersal Lodge Hotel (1.79 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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Innkeeper's Lodge Leeds South (1.81 miles)

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The Innkeeper's Lodge Leeds South is located four miles south of Leeds city centre on the A650, this lodge shares its grounds with the Toby Carvery restaurant at Morley. All ... More

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Headlands House Hotel (2.21 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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