Boothtown

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Not to be confused with Boothstown.
Boothtown
Boothtown is located in West Yorkshire
Boothtown
Boothtown
 Boothtown shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE088269
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  SSE
Metropolitan borough Calderdale
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALIFAX
Postcode district HX3
Dialling code 01422
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Halifax
List of places
UK
England
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Coordinates: 53°44′20″N 1°52′05″W / 53.739°N 1.868°W / 53.739; -1.868

Boothtown is a suburb of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

Boothtown is situated on the A647 road from Halifax to Bradford. It was on this road that Percy Shaw came up with the idea of cat's eyes as an aid to road safety.[citation needed]

Boothtown includes Akroydon, a Victorian model housing scheme which was designed in the Gothic style by George Gilbert Scott in 1859 for the workers at the mills of Edward Akroyd. Akroyd's former home in Boothtown, now the Bankfield Museum and library, also houses the Regimental museum of The Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

The longest running Boys' Brigade Company in Calderdale is based at Boothtown.[citation needed]

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  • Media related to Boothtown at Wikimedia Commons