Staincliffe

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Coordinates: 53°42′18″N 1°38′49″W / 53.705°N 1.647°W / 53.705; -1.647

Staincliffe
Staincliffe is located in West Yorkshire
Staincliffe
Staincliffe
 Staincliffe shown within West Yorkshire
Population 49,448 
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATLEY
Postcode district WF17
Dialling code 01924
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Batley and Spen
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Staincliffe is a cross-over district of both Batley, West Yorkshire, England and Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the name is believed to derive from staine, meaning stone and cliffe, cliff.[citation needed] It should not be confused with the Staincliffe (wapentake).

The area is centred on top of a hill between Dewsbury, Batley and Heckmondwike, and areas south of Halifax Road, including Dewsbury & District Hospital have Dewsbury postal addresses.

Until the 19th century, the hamlet of Staincliffe consisted of Staincliffe Hall (dating from at least the 17th century) a few farms and some 18th century cottages, many of which survive amongst the later developments. Staincliffe expanded in the 19th century with the growth of the heavy woollen industry. In 1867, a new parish church of Christ Church Staincliffe was consecrated which, along with the vicarage and church school, was designed by William Henry Crossland.

Today Staincliffe has many 19th-century houses, but also contains a couple of council housing estates built during the 1950s, as well as a mix of small shops along Halifax Road.

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