Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire

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Birkenshaw is located in West Yorkshire
Birkenshaw shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE203279
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBD11
Dialling code01274, 0113
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°44′51″N 1°41′36″W / 53.7475°N 1.6934°W / 53.7475; -1.6934Coordinates: 53°44′51″N 1°41′36″W / 53.7475°N 1.6934°W / 53.7475; -1.6934
Birkenshaw & Tong station closed in 1953. These are the remains in 1961.

Birkenshaw is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England. It lies at the crossroads between the A58 Leeds to Halifax road and the A651 Bradford to Heckmondwike road.

Despite being in the Bradford conurbation, its Bradford postal address and its mostly Bradford dialling code (most of the village uses the 01274 phone number, but part uses the 0113 Leeds prefix), Birkenshaw forms part of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough.[1] It is home to the headquarters of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.[2]

Birkenshaw was the birthplace of Terry Uttley and Alan Silson, founding members of the band Smokie. The Tetley family of malters, from whom brewer Joshua Tetley emerged hailed from Birkenshaw.[3]

There are two schools in the village; Birkenshaw Primary School and BBG Academy as well as are a church and two playgrounds.

The village has three pubs, The Golden Fleece, The Halfway House and The George.

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  1. ^ Birstall and Birkenshaw Area Committee - Kirklees Council Archived 16 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ - West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
  3. ^ ISBN 0-86254-127-1 pages 20[full citation needed]

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