Cowlersley

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Cowlersley
Manchester Road - Cowersley - geograph.org.uk - 915055.jpg
Manchester Road, Cowersley (2008)
Cowlersley is located in West Yorkshire
Cowlersley
Cowlersley
Cowlersley shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE108153
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Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHUDDERSFIELD
Postcode districtHD4
PoliceWest Yorkshire
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EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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53°38′05″N 1°50′12″W / 53.6347°N 1.8366°W / 53.6347; -1.8366Coordinates: 53°38′05″N 1°50′12″W / 53.6347°N 1.8366°W / 53.6347; -1.8366

Cowlersley is a district 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated between Milnsbridge and Linthwaite and south of the A62 and the River Colne.[1] The name Cowlersley means 'a charcoal burner's wood' and was first recorded in 1226.[2]

The district has a primary school which was inspected by Ofsted in 2013 and listed as "requiring improvement".[3]

Its claim to fame is that the former British prime minister Harold Wilson was born and lived in Cowlersley in his early childhood,[4] at 4 Warneford Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "288" (Map). Bradford & Huddersfield. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319244852.
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  3. ^ "Cowlersley Primary School". Huddersfield Examiner. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. ^ Sutcliffe, Robert (18 October 2014). "Power house: 50 years ago this week Huddersfield's Harold Wilson became Prime Minister - but who lives in his childhood Cowlersley home today?". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 7 March 2017.