Batley Carr

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Batley Carr
Batley Carr is located in West Yorkshire
Batley Carr
Batley Carr
 Batley Carr shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE235235
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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Coordinates: 53°42′27″N 1°38′35″W / 53.707619°N 1.64319°W / 53.707619; -1.64319

Batley Carr, West Yorkshire, England is a district partly in Dewsbury and partly in Batley, on the way to Dewsbury, along the A652, Bradford Road.[1] Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the population is about 3,740. Crime is around the national average.[2]

Batley Carr housed the workers from the mills of Dewsbury, Batley and Batley Carr. As the settlement expanded, with the growth of textiles, there was a necessity for its own railway station (Staincliffe and Batley Carr railway station). The red brick station master's house still stands but is now a private residence.

However, Batley Carr has since dwindled in size and now only has a post office, a few shops (mainly takeaways) and some remaining factories including the British Beds haulage depot. It is near the nightclub 'The Frontier'. Public houses and working men's clubs are still popular.

Shannon Matthews, who disappeared from Dewsbury Moor on 19 February 2008, was found alive on 14 March 2008 in Lidgate Gardens, Batley Carr.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Where is Batley Carr", Batley Carr Tenants and Residents Association
  2. ^ "Area Profile 2007 - Batley Carr Settlement", Kirklees
  3. ^ "Missing Shannon Matthews's mother: 'Someone who knows her knows something'", The Times, 3 March 2008
  4. ^ "Missing schoolgirl 'found alive'". BBC. 2008-03-14. Archived from the original on 15 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14.