Church Street, Cullingworth
Cullingworth shown within West Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||175 mi (282 km) SSE|
|Metropolitan borough||City of Bradford|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Cullingworth is a village and civil parish in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of Bradford and 3 miles (5 km) south of Keighley. The surrounding countryside is mainly used for sheep and cattle farming, with areas of moorland lying to the north and west. The village has undergone expansion in recent years, including a new primary school and housing estates.[not verified in body] Cullingworth is now a popular commuter settlement serving the nearby towns of Keighley, Bradford and Halifax. The village has a population of 2,759 according to the 2001 Census.
Cullingworth is in the eastern foothills of the South Pennines. Manywells Beck flows through the village, leading into Harden Beck, a small tributary of the River Aire. Cullingworth has a maritime climate, similar to the rest of Britain.
Parkside School educates approximately 1,200 local pupils from Cullingworth and the surrounding villages of Wilsden, Denholme and Harden. Cullingworth Village Primary School educates local primary school children.
Cullingworth is situated at the crossroads of the B6144 and B6429. The village was formerly served by the Queensbury Lines of the Great Northern Railway. A stone built viaduct crosses the western end of the village and Hewenden Viaduct lies outside the village to the east. The former railway line route is now part of the National Cycle Network, regional route 69. The nearest railway stations are now Keighley and Bingley. Cullingworth is served by regular bus services to Keighley and Bradford, and less frequent services to Bingley and Wilsden, operated by Transdev Keighley & District. An infrequent Sunday service provides a link to Halifax, operated by First Buses.
Cullingworth has a local cricket club that presently plays in the Craven & District league, but is transferring to the Halifax League in 2014.