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West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
is a metropolitan county in England. It is an inland and in relative terms upland county having eastward-draining valleys while taking in moors of the Pennines
Pennines
and has a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.[1] West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds
Leeds
and City of Wakefield) and is bordered by the counties of Derbyshire
Derbyshire
to the south, Greater Manchester to the south-west, Lancashire
Lancashire
to the north-west, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire
to the north and east, and South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
to the south and south-east. Remnants of a strong industrialisation in coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county having attracted people over the centuries, and this can be seen in the buildings and architecture. The greatest hub Leeds
Leeds
may become a terminus for a north-east limb of High Speed 2. Major railways and three major motorways traverse the county. In the heart of the county is Leeds
Leeds
Bradford
Bradford
International Airport. West Yorkshire County Council
West Yorkshire County Council
was abolished in 1986 so its five districts became effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county, which covers an area of 2,029 square kilometres (783 sq mi), continues to exist in law, and as a geographic frame of reference.[2][3][4] Since 1 April 2014 West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
has been a combined authority area, with the local authorities pooling together some functions over transport and regeneration as the West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Combined Authority. West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
includes the West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Urban Area, which is the biggest and most built-up urban area within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Green belt

3 Climate 4 Governance 5 Demography 6 Economy

6.1 Industries 6.2 Film and television productions 6.3 Tourism

7 Transport 8 Sport 9 Places of interest

9.1 Historic environment 9.2 Museums 9.3 Natural environment 9.4 Waterways

10 See also 11 References 12 Sources 13 External links

History[edit] See also: History of Leeds
Leeds
and History of Yorkshire

Kirkstall
Kirkstall
Abbey, Kirkstall, Leeds

Titus Salt's mill in Saltaire, Shipley is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Leeds
Leeds
Town Hall

West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
was formed as a metropolitan county in 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972, and corresponds roughly to the core of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire
West Riding of Yorkshire
and the county boroughs of Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, and Wakefield. West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Metropolitan County Council inherited the use of West Riding County Hall at Wakefield, opened in 1898, from the West Riding County Council in 1974. Since 1987 it has been the headquarters of Wakefield
Wakefield
City Council.[5] The county initially had a two-tier structure of local government with a strategic-level county council and five districts providing most services.[6] In 1986, throughout England
England
the metropolitan county councils were abolished. The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs; joint-boards covering fire, police and public transport; and to other special joint arrangements.[7] Organisations such as the West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Passenger Transport Executive (governed by the West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police
and Crime Commissioner) continue to operate on this basis. Although the county council was abolished, West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
continues to form a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
and a High Sheriff. Wakefield's Parish Church was raised to cathedral status in 1888 and after the elevation of Wakefield
Wakefield
to diocese, Wakefield
Wakefield
Council immediately sought city status and this was granted in July 1888.[8] However the industrial revolution, which changed West and South Yorkshire
Yorkshire
significantly, led to the growth of Leeds
Leeds
and Bradford, which became the area's two largest cities ( Leeds
Leeds
being the largest in Yorkshire). Leeds
Leeds
was granted city status in 1893 and Bradford
Bradford
in 1897. The name of Leeds
Leeds
Town Hall reflects the fact that at its opening in 1858 Leeds
Leeds
was not yet a city, while Bradford
Bradford
renamed its Town Hall as City Hall in 1965.[9]

post-1974 pre-1974

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough County boroughs Non-county boroughs Urban districts Rural districts

West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
is an amalgamation of 53 former local government districts, including six county boroughs and ten municipal boroughs.

Bradford Bradford Keighley Baildon • Bingley • Denholme • Ilkley • Queensbury and Shelf[10] •Silsden • Shipley Skipton

Calderdale Halifax Brighouse • Todmorden Elland • Hebden Royd • Queensbury and Shelf[10] • Ripponden • Sowerby Bridge

Kirklees Huddersfield • Dewsbury Batley • Spenborough Colne Valley • Denby Dale • Heckmondwike • Holmfirth • Kirkburton • Meltham • Mirfield

Leeds Leeds Morley • Pudsey Aireborough • Garforth • Horsforth • Otley • Rothwell Tadcaster • Wharfedale • Wetherby

Wakefield Wakefield Castleford • Ossett • Pontefract Featherstone • Hemsworth • Horbury • Knottingley • Normanton • Stanley Hemsworth • Osgoldcross • Wakefield

Geography[edit]

Geology of Yorkshire

The county borders, going anticlockwise from the west: Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
and North Yorkshire. It lies almost entirely on rocks of carboniferous age which form the southern Pennine fringes in the west[11] and the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
coalfield further eastwards.[12] In the extreme east of the metropolitan county there are younger deposits of magnesian limestone.[13] The Bradford and Calderdale
Calderdale
areas are dominated by the scenery of the eastern slopes of the Pennines, dropping from upland in the west down to the east, and dissected by numerous steep-sided valleys. There is a close conjunction of large scale industry, urban areas and transport routes with open countryside. The dense network of roads, canals and railways and urban development, confined by valleys creates dramatic interplay of views between settlements and the surrounding hillsides.[citation needed] The carboniferous rocks of the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
coalfield further east have produced a rolling landscape with hills, escarpments and broad valleys. In this landscape there is widespread evidence of both current and former industrial activity. There are numerous derelict or converted mine buildings and recently landscaped former spoil heaps.[citation needed] The scenery is a mixture of built up areas, industrial land with some dereliction, and farmed open country. Ribbon developments along transport routes including canal, road and rail are prominent features of the area although some remnants of the pre industrial landscape and semi-natural vegetation still survive. However, many areas are affected by urban fringe pressures creating fragmented and downgraded landscapes and ever present are urban influences from major cities, smaller industrial towns and former mining villages.[citation needed] In the magnesian limestone belt to the east of the Leeds
Leeds
and Wakefield areas is an elevated ridge with smoothly rolling scenery, dissected by dry valleys. Here, there is a large number of country houses and estates with parkland, estate woodlands, plantations and game coverts.[citation needed] The rivers Aire and Calder drain the area, flowing from west to east. The table below outlines many of the county's settlements, and is formatted according to their metropolitan borough.

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other places

West Yorkshire City of Bradford

Bradford Addingham, Baildon, Bingley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Cross Roads, Cullingworth, Denholme, East and West Morton, Eccleshill, Eldwick, Esholt, Great Horton, Gilstead, Harden, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Riddlesden, Saltaire, Sandy Lane, Shipley, Silsden, Stanbury, Steeton, Thornbury, Thornton, Tong, Undercliffe, Wibsey, Wilsden.

Calderdale

Halifax Bailiff Bridge, Boothtown, Brighouse, Copley, Cragg Vale, Elland, Greetland, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Hipperholme, Holywell Green, Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd, Norwood Green, Rastrick, Ripponden, Shelf, Shibden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden

Kirklees

Huddersfield Almondbury, Batley, Birkby, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dalton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Emley, Golcar, Gomersal, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Honley, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Linthwaite, Liversedge, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, New Mill, Norristhorpe, Roberttown, Scammonden, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, Slaithwaite, Thornhill

City of Leeds

Leeds Allerton Bywater, Beeston, Boston Spa, Collingham, Garforth, Guiseley, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Kippax, Kirkstall, Ledsham, Ledston, Methley, Middleton, Morley, New Farnley, Otley, Oulton, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Pudsey, Rothwell, Rawdon, Scarcroft, Scholes, Stourton, Swillington, Walton (Leeds), Wetherby, Yeadon

City of Wakefield

Wakefield Ackworth, Alverthorpe, Castleford, Crigglestone, Crofton, Durkar, Fairburn Ings, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Horbury, Knottingley, Newmillerdam, Normanton, Nostell, Ossett, Outwood, Pontefract, Ryhill, Sandal, Sharlston, Stanley, Walton (Wakefield), West Bretton

Green belt[edit] Further information: South and West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Green Belt West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
contains green belt interspersed throughout the county, surrounding the West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Urban Area. It was first drawn up in the 1950s. All the county's districts contain large portions of belt. Climate[edit] West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
has an Oceanic climate, similar to other parts of the United Kingdom. West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
tends to be cooler than counties further south, due to inland location and high elevation (especially in western areas). Snow is common, as are sub-zero temperatures. In December 2010, many rivers in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
froze over. Temperatures over the year usually remain between −1 °C (30 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F) with rare extremes near 30 °C (86 °F) and −16 °C (3 °F).

Climate data for West Yorkshire

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 5 (41) 5 (41) 8 (46) 11 (52) 15 (59) 18 (64) 19 (66) 19 (66) 17 (63) 13 (55) 8 (46) 6 (43) 12 (53.5)

Average low °C (°F) 0 (32) 0 (32) 1 (34) 3 (37) 5 (41) 8 (46) 10 (50) 10 (50) 8 (46) 6 (43) 2 (36) 1 (34) 4.5 (40.1)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 61 (2.4) 45 (1.77) 52 (2.05) 48 (1.89) 54 (2.13) 54 (2.13) 51 (2.01) 65 (2.56) 57 (2.24) 55 (2.17) 57 (2.24) 61 (2.4) 660 (25.99)

Source #1: www.worldtravels.com[14]

Source #2: www.wunderground.com[15]

Governance[edit] See also: List of civil parishes in West Yorkshire

The coat of arms of the former West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
County Council

In Parliament, 17 out of 22 of West Yorkshire's MPs are Labour and 5 are Conservative. At local level, the councils are generally divided, apart from the Wakefield
Wakefield
district, which has long been one of the safest Labour councils in the country. Certain services are provided across the county by West Yorkshire Joint Services, and the West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police
and West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue Service are also county-wide. Demography[edit] See also: List of settlements in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
by population

District Area km2 Population Population density

Bradford
Bradford
!City of Bradford 366.42 523,100 1,346

Calderdale 363.92 200,100 545

Kirklees 408.61 401,000 975

Leeds
Leeds
!City of Leeds 551.72 761,100 1,360

Wakefield
Wakefield
!City of Wakefield 338.61 321,600 949

Population density in the 2011 census in West Yorkshire.

Distribution of ethnic groups in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
according to the 2011 census.

White 

White-British 

White-Irish 

White-Other 

Asian 

Asian-Indian 

Asian-Pakistani 

Asian-Bangladeshi 

Asian-Chinese 

Black 

Black-African 

Black-Caribbean 

Other-Arab 

Distribution of religions in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
according to the 2011 census.

Christianity 

Islam 

Judaism 

Hinduism 

Sikhism 

Buddhism 

Other religion 

No religion 

Economy[edit] See also: List of ceremonial counties in England
England
by gross value added

Bridgewater Place, a symbol of Leeds' growing financial importance.

This is a chart of regional gross value added for West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
at current basic prices with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.[16]

Year Regional Gross Value Added[17] Agriculture[18] Industry[19] Services[20]

1995 21,302 132 7,740 13,429

2000 27,679 80 8,284 19,314

2003 31,995 91 8,705 23,199

Industries[edit] West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
grew up around several industries. Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield
Huddersfield
were grown through the development of woollen mills, Leeds' traditional industry was the manufacturing of cloth, while heavier engineering industries facilitated growth in South Leeds. Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract
Pontefract
and South and East Leeds
Leeds
were traditional coal mining areas. The woollen and cloth industries declined throughout the twentieth century. Many of the coal mines in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
closed during the Robens era in the 1960s, but mining was still a significant employer in the Wakefield
Wakefield
district at the time of the 1984–85 strike. The last pit in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
to close was Hay Royds Colliery at Denby Dale
Denby Dale
in 2012 after a flood.[21] Leeds
Leeds
has since attracted investment from financial institutions, to become a recognised financial centre, with many banks, building societies and insurance companies having offices in the city. Wakefield
Wakefield
has also attracted many service based industries, inparticularly call centres. Two of the big four supermarkets are from West Yorkshire. Morrisons
Morrisons
is based in Bradford, while Asda
Asda
is based in Leeds. Netto have their British headquarters in South Elmsall.

Rhubarb

The Rhubarb Triangle
Rhubarb Triangle
is wholly in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
and still produces the vegetable in considerable quantities. Twelve farmers who farm within the Rhubarb Triangle
Rhubarb Triangle
applied to have the name " Yorkshire
Yorkshire
forced rhubarb" added to the list of foods and drinks that have their names legally protected by the European Commission's Protected Food Name scheme.[22] The application was successful and the farmers in the Rhubarb Triangle
Rhubarb Triangle
were awarded Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO) in February 2010. Food protected status accesses European funding to promote the product and legal backing against other products made outside the area using the name. Other protected names include Stilton cheese, Champagne and Parma Ham. Film and television productions[edit] Several films and television series have been filmed in West Yorkshire's historic areas, particularly around the city of Huddersfield.[23][24] For example, portions of the BBC television series Happy Valley were filmed in Huddersfield; in addition to exteriors, some of the studio filming was done at North Light Film Studios at Brookes Mill, Huddersfield. As well, interiors for the BBC's Jamaica Inn, for the BBC's Remember Me and for ITV series Black Work, were also filmed at the studios.[25][26][27][28] More recently, many of the exteriors of the BBC series Jericho were filmed at the nearby Rockingstone Quarry and some interior work was done at North Light Film Studios.[29] Tourism[edit] See also: § Places of interest Urban tourism varies. National interest features include sporting stadia, museums, theatre and galleries. Royal Armouries is in Leeds, as is the West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Playhouse, Opera North and The Grand Theatre. The First Direct Arena in Leeds
Leeds
seats around 15,000 people. Sheffield (South Yorkshire) Arena is also popular, as is the Alhambra Theatre, St Georges Hall and The Media and Science Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Leeds
Leeds
is the most popular shopping destination in West Yorkshire, probably Yorkshire
Yorkshire
and rivals Manchester having claim to Briggate, the Headrow, the Trinity Centre, Victoria Gate, the Victoria and Northern Quarters, the biggest indoor market in Europe and the White Rose Shopping Centre, as well as many 'first outside of London' labels such as Harvey Nichols and Victoria's Secret. Leeds
Leeds
is also a popular nightlife destination domestically, which is not surprising given its accessibility and central location. All cities are well connected via rail and road, Leeds
Leeds
Railway Station is an important hub seeing 29.7 million passengers 2015-16, making it the fourth busiest station in the UK (London altogether being classed as number one) after London, Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central. It is the busiest in Northern England. Signposted walks follow rivers and the escarpment of the Pennines, which is scaled in meandering stages and tunnels by the recreational Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Leeds-Liverpool Canal
and Rochdale Canal, navigatable by barge, canoe or kayak. Other tourism features include abbeys, castles, countryside walks, landscapes, picturesque villages, architecture, stately homes, tea rooms, real ale breweries, farmer's markets, restaurants and hiking in villages including Hebden Bridge, Ilkley
Ilkley
with its scenic riversides, cherry blossoms and suspension bridge and equally in Wharfedale, Otley. Transport[edit]

Leeds
Leeds
Bradford
Bradford
International Airport

West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
lies in arguably the most strategic part of Yorkshire: the M62, M1 and the A1(M)
A1(M)
pass through the county, as well as the internal urban motorways in Leeds
Leeds
and Bradford. West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
has two mainline railway stations, Leeds
Leeds
and Wakefield
Wakefield
Westgate. Leeds
Leeds
railway station is the only Network Rail
Network Rail
principal station in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
and North East England, and one of only three in the North of England along with Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Other important railway stations in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
include Bradford Interchange, Bradford
Bradford
Forster Square, Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Keighley
Keighley
and Shipley. West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
also has Yorkshire's largest airport, Leeds
Leeds
Bradford
Bradford
International Airport. Unlike South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
has no light transit system; the Leeds
Leeds
Supertram was proposed, but was later cancelled after the withdrawal of government funding; the Leeds
Leeds
Trolleybus is the current proposed scheme. Public transport is run under the authority of the West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Passenger Transport Executive (Metro). Sport[edit] The are three major football clubs in West Yorkshire: Huddersfield Town, which is in the premier league of English football; Bradford City and Leeds
Leeds
United. Rugby league
Rugby league
is also big in West Yorkshire. The teams who are, or have been, in Super League
Super League
are Bradford
Bradford
Bulls, Castleford
Castleford
Tigers, Halifax, Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Giants, Leeds
Leeds
Rhinos, and Wakefield
Wakefield
Trinity. Other rugby league clubs in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
are Batley
Batley
Bulldogs, Dewsbury
Dewsbury
Rams, Featherstone
Featherstone
Rovers, Hunslet Hawks and Keighley
Keighley
Cougars. Any combination of these teams playing against each other would be called a West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
derby even if the rivalry is not as great as other rivalries between teams in the area. The main rugby union club in the county is Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Carnegie. The Headingley
Headingley
Stadium is home of the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
County Cricket Club, Leeds
Leeds
Rhinos and Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Carnegie, whereas the John Smith's Stadium is home of Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Town and Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Giants. Valley Parade
Valley Parade
is home of Bradford
Bradford
City, whereas the Odsal Stadium
Odsal Stadium
is home of the Bradford
Bradford
Bulls. There are two racecourses in West Yorkshire: Pontefract
Pontefract
and Wetherby West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
also used to host regular speedway meetings, having the Halifax Dukes
Halifax Dukes
and the Bradford
Bradford
Dukes teams. Odsal Stadium
Odsal Stadium
used to host BriSCA stock cars. Leeds
Leeds
has a hill climb event at Harewood
Harewood
speed Hillclimb. Places of interest[edit] Historic environment[edit] See also: List of Museums in West Yorkshire, List of historic houses in West Yorkshire, and List of castles in West Yorkshire

Key

Abbey/Priory/Cathedral

Accessible open space

Amusement/Theme Park

Castle

Country Park

English Heritage

Forestry Commission

Heritage railway

Historic House

Museum (free/not free)

National Trust

Theatre

Zoo

Bretton Hall Cartwright Hall Cliffe Hall, also known as Cliffe Castle, Keighley East Riddlesden
Riddlesden
Hall Esholt
Esholt
Hall, Esholt Firsby Hall Harewood
Harewood
House Kershaw House Keighley
Keighley
and Worth Valley Railway Kirklees
Kirklees
Hall/Priory Kirkstall Abbey
Kirkstall Abbey
Roman Lagentium
Lagentium
(Castleford) Ledston
Ledston
Hall, Ledston Linthwaite
Linthwaite
Hall, Linthwaite Linton Hall Lister Park, Bradford Lotherton Hall Middleton Railway, the world's oldest steam railway Nostell
Nostell
Priory Oakwell Hall Oulton Hall, Oulton Piece Hall, Halifax Pontefract
Pontefract
Castle Pontefract
Pontefract
Priory, Pontefract
Pontefract
Queen's Park, Castleford Roundhay Park
Roundhay Park
Leeds Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Sandal Castle
Sandal Castle
Scarcroft
Scarcroft
Watermill, Scarcroft Shelley Hall, Shelley Shibden
Shibden
Hall Shipley Glen Tramway Tong Hall, Tong Wetherby
Wetherby
Castle, Wetherby
Wetherby

Harewood
Harewood
House

Sandal Castle

Museums[edit]

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds: Looking up the main stairwell

Abbey House Museum, Leeds Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Leeds Bagshaw Museum, Batley Bankfield Museum, Halifax Bradford
Bradford
Industrial Museum, Eccleshill/Fagley, Bradford Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth Colne Valley Museum, Golcar, Huddersfield Eureka, Halifax Leeds
Leeds
City Museum, Leeds National Coal Mining Museum for England
England
Overton, Wakefield National Media Museum, Bradford Pennine Farm Museum, Ripponden, Halifax Pontefract
Pontefract
Museum Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Thackray Museum, Leeds The Hepworth Wakefield Thwaite Mills, Leeds Tolson Museum, Dalton, Huddersfield Wakefield
Wakefield
Museum, Wakefield West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Folk Museum, Shibden
Shibden
Hall, Halifax Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield

Natural environment[edit]

Emley Moor
Emley Moor
Mast

Emley Moor, site of the tallest self-supporting structure in the UK (a TV mast) Harewood
Harewood
Estate – Leeds
Leeds
Country Way public footpath runs through the estate, beautiful landscaped gardens and home to Red Kites amongst many other birds Ilkley
Ilkley
Moor, part of Rombalds Moor New Swillington
Swillington
Ings Nature Reserve Otley
Otley
Chevin – extensive wooded parkland on high ground with extensive views North over Wharfedale and South as far as the Peak District RSPB Fairburn Ings
Fairburn Ings
– wetland centre for birds Seckar Woods LNR, a Local Nature Reserve Walton Hall, West Yorkshire, home of naturalist Charles Waterton
Charles Waterton
and the world's first nature reserve

Waterways[edit]

Clarence Dock in Leeds

Scammonden
Scammonden
Reservoir, Deanhead Reservoir
Deanhead Reservoir
– both in the moors near Ripponden River Aire, River Calder, River Hebble, River Spen, River Worth Aire and Calder Navigation Calder and Hebble Navigation Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Broad Canal Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Narrow Canal, Standedge Tunnel Leeds
Leeds
and Liverpool Canal Rochdale Canal

See also[edit]

List of Lord Lieutenants of West Yorkshire List of High Sheriffs of West Yorkshire The Kingdom of Elmet West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Urban Area West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Metropolitan Ambulance Service West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) List of ceremonial counties in England
England
by gross value added

References[edit]

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Bradford
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Sources[edit]

Beckett, J. V. (2005), City status in the British Isles,1830–2002, Ashgate Publishing, ISBN 0-7546-5067-7 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to West Yorkshire.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Joint Services Images of West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
at the English Heritage
English Heritage
Archive West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
at Curlie (based on DMOZ)

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Ceremonial county of West Yorkshire

Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Portal

Metropolitan districts

City of Bradford City of Leeds City of Wakefield Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees

Major settlements

Baildon Batley Bingley Bradford Brighouse Castleford Cleckheaton Denholme Dewsbury Elland Farsley Featherstone Guiseley Halifax Hebden Bridge Heckmondwike Hemsworth Holmfirth Horsforth Huddersfield Ilkley Keighley Knottingley Leeds Liversedge Meltham Mirfield Morley Normanton Ossett Otley Pontefract Pudsey Rothwell Shipley Silsden South Elmsall Sowerby Bridge Todmorden Wakefield Warley Town Wetherby Yeadon See also: List of civil parishes in West Yorkshire

Topics

Parliamentary constituencies West Yorkshire
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Joint Services Places Population of major settlements SSSIs Country houses Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings Windmills History Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Monastic houses Museums Rivers

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Yorkshire

Ceremonial counties

East Riding of Yorkshire North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire

Historic divisions

East Riding North Riding West Riding Ainsty Wapentakes High Sheriffs

Geography

Geology of Yorkshire Topographical areas of Yorkshire Cities, towns and villages

History

History Brigantia Parisiorum Britannia Elmet Ebrauc Deira Northumbria Jórvík Wars of the Roses Dogger Bank
Bank
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