Brackenhall

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Brackenhall
BrackenhallEstate.jpg
The Brackenhall estate during redevelopment in 2005
Brackenhall is located in West Yorkshire
Brackenhall
Brackenhall
Brackenhall shown within West Yorkshire
Population2,393 [1]
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHUDDERSFIELD
Postcode districtHD2
Dialling code01484
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°40′19″N 1°46′16″W / 53.672°N 1.771°W / 53.672; -1.771Coordinates: 53°40′19″N 1°46′16″W / 53.672°N 1.771°W / 53.672; -1.771

Brackenhall is a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England located 2 miles (3 km) north of Huddersfield town centre between Fixby and Sheepridge.[2] The state was created in the 1930s when Huddersfield Town Council moved all residents from the rundown homes in the city centre to new estate.[3] Since the 1960s, the estate was beset with social problems which culminated in a riot in July 1992 when police carried out a drugs raid there. The following night, 200 youths clashed with police and there were many injuries.[4]

In 1997, the council bought out the pub and closed it down and then demolished some of the 1,050 homes on the estate, 20% of which were, at the time, unoccupied. The council entered into a public/private partnership with Southdale Homes and created new housing which benefitted from the locations proximity to the Fixby area, where house prices were more buoyant.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kirklees LSOA overview profile". kirklees.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ "288" (Map). Bradford & Huddersfield. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319244852.
  3. ^ "No place like home?". BBC Bradford & West Yorkshire. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  4. ^ Pithers, Malcolm (24 July 1992). "Drugs raid led to night of violence". The Independent. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  5. ^ Conn, David (21 January 2006). "Public and private make perfect partners". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Final stage of Brackenhall estate regeneration go-ahead". Huddersfield Examiner. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2017.

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