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Broomfields is a historic district on the south eastern edge of Bradford City Centre, West Yorkshire, England. Its boundaries are roughly the equivalent of Manchester Road to the west, Ripley Street to the south, Wakefield Road to the east and Croft Street to the north. The Ripley Ville district, which was a model industrial village of similar vein to Saltaire, was constructed to the south west of this area but almost nothing of that village has survived today.
Originally Broomfields was a vibrant and highly populated district of back-to-back terraced houses similar to other neighbourhoods ringing the City Centre including Eastbrook, Longlands and Wapping. Today the area has been transformed almost beyond recognition and the residential properties of Broomfields are nearly exclusively social housing around the Hall Lane and Prospect Street areas. The rest of Broomfields now consists of industrial and office buildings. Other notable surviving facilities include the Mill Lane pub, the Wakefield Road Post Office and the Bowling Hotel.
The district is often mistakenly amalgamated in with adjacent East Bowling which lies up the hill to the south but Broomfields was historically part of the Borough of Bradford rather than the neighbouring Bowling Urban District.