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Ainley Top

Coordinates: 53°40′16″N 1°49′43″W / 53.6712°N 1.8285°W / 53.6712; -1.8285
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Ainley Top
Village sign
Ainley Top is located in Calderdale
Ainley Top
Ainley Top
Ainley Top is located in West Yorkshire
Ainley Top
Ainley Top
Location within West Yorkshire
Population649 (inc. Blackley) [1]
OS grid referenceSE115195
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHD2
Postcode districtHD3
Dialling code01422
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°40′16″N 1°49′43″W / 53.6712°N 1.8285°W / 53.6712; -1.8285

Ainley Top is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire in England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north west of Huddersfield on the A629 to Elland and Halifax. It is situated on a hill (the Ainleys) with the M62 motorway to the north, and junction 24 of the motorway adjacent to the village. It is in the Elland ward of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council with 419 registered electors in 248 properties in 2013.[2]


Ainley Top is also the name of the roundabout just south of the village. This is the junction of the A643 and the A629 and also gives access to junction 24 of the M62 motorway.

The M62 section, of 1.5 miles, from Outlane to Ainley Top opened on lunchtime Wednesday 20 December 1972.[3][4]


  1. ^ Calderdale 2004 Ward Digest Archived 28 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 16 October 2009
  2. ^ Calderdale Council (2013) Elland Ward. Retrieved 13 October 2016
  3. ^ Huddersfield Examiner Wednesday 20 December 1972, page 1
  4. ^ Huddersfield Examiner Thursday 21 December 1972, page 5