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St John's Church Cullingworth.jpg
Church Street, Cullingworth
Cullingworth is located in West Yorkshire
Cullingworth shown within West Yorkshire
Population 2,932 (2011)
OS grid reference SE065365
• London 175 mi (282 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Cullingworth
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD13
Dialling code 01535
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°49′29″N 1°54′10″W / 53.824730°N 1.902738°W / 53.824730; -1.902738Coordinates: 53°49′29″N 1°54′10″W / 53.824730°N 1.902738°W / 53.824730; -1.902738

Cullingworth is a village and civil parish in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is 7 miles (11 km) west of Bradford and 3 miles (5 km) south of Keighley. The surrounding countryside is mainly used for sheep and cattle farming, with areas of moorland lying to the north and west. The village has undergone expansion in recent years, including a new primary school and housing estates.[not verified in body] Cullingworth is now a popular commuter settlement serving the nearby towns of Keighley, Bradford and Halifax. The village has a population of 2,759 according to the 2001 Census, increasing to 2,932 at the 2011 Census.[1]


Cullingworth is in the eastern foothills of the South Pennines. Manywells Beck flows through the village, leading into Harden Beck, a small tributary of the River Aire. Cullingworth has a maritime climate, similar to the rest of Britain.


Cullingworth is a civil parish with a parish council. It is in the Bingley Rural ward of the metropolitan borough of City of Bradford and the Shipley constituency of the British Parliament.


Parkside School educates approximately 1,200 local pupils from Cullingworth and the surrounding villages of Wilsden, Denholme and Harden.[2] Cullingworth Village Primary School educates local primary school children. Cullingworth Preschool cares for and educates young children operating from Cullingworth Village Hall. The Preschool is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.


Cullingworth is situated at the crossroads of the B6144 and B6429. The village was formerly served by the Queensbury Lines of the Great Northern Railway.[3][4] A stone built viaduct crosses the western end of the village and Hewenden Viaduct lies outside the village to the east. The former railway line route is now part of the National Cycle Network, regional route 69.[5] The nearest railway stations are now Keighley and Bingley. Cullingworth is served by regular bus services to Keighley and Bradford, and less frequent services to Bingley and Wilsden, operated by Keighley Bus Company. An infrequent Sunday service provides a link to Halifax, operated by First West Yorkshire.


Cullingworth has a local cricket club that presently plays in the Craven & District league,[6] but is transferring to the Halifax League in 2014.

Village Hall[edit]

Cullingworth has a village hall on Station Road which contains a pre-school [7] most mornings during the term time. The village hall can be rented out by visiting their website.[8] The village is looking to build a new hall that will have many improved facilities.

Notable people[edit]

Cullingworth was once home to Olympic swimmer Duncan Goodhew.[citation needed] Former Manchester City footballer Rick Holden lived in the village in the mid-2000s.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

RAF Manywells Height - a First World War airfield just south east of the village.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Officed for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Parkside School
  3. ^ Queensbury to Keighley 1884 - 1956, UK Individual web site
  4. ^ "Cullingworth", Disused Stations Site Record, Subterranea Britannica
  5. ^ "Route 69", Sustrans
  6. ^ Cullingworth Cricket Club, UK Individual web site
  7. ^ [1], Pre-School website
  8. ^ Village Hall, UK Individual web site

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