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The Brackenhall estate during redevelopment in 2005
Brackenhall is located in West Yorkshire
Brackenhall shown within West Yorkshire
Population2,393 [1]
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHD2
Dialling code01484
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
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]


  1. ^ "Kirklees LSOA overview profile". 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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