Scholes, Cleckheaton

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Scholes is located in West Yorkshire
 Scholes shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BD19
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°43′48″N 1°44′38″W / 53.73°N 1.744°W / 53.73; -1.744

Scholes is a village near Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England.

The village is 5 miles (8 km) south of Bradford between Wyke and Cleckheaton near to the M62 motorway.

The village was originally known as "Scales" and was a hamlet in the township of Cleckheaton. In the 18th century the most prominent industry in the village was "card making" (combing cotton or linen.). Later on a Coal mine opened in the area but that closed early in the 20th century.

Other Scholes in West Yorkshire[edit]

There are two other villages and a hamlet in West Yorkshire known as "Scholes". One village is near Holmfirth, the other is near Leeds and a hamlet near Oakworth, near Keighley. For others see Scholes.

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