Dalton, Huddersfield

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Dalton
Dalton village - geograph.org.uk - 63619.jpg
Street junction in Dalton
Dalton is located in West Yorkshire
Dalton
Dalton
Dalton shown within West Yorkshire
Population518 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSE171172
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Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHUDDERSFIELD
Postcode districtHD5
Dialling code01484
PoliceWest Yorkshire
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EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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53°39′04″N 1°44′28″W / 53.6512°N 1.7411°W / 53.6512; -1.7411Coordinates: 53°39′04″N 1°44′28″W / 53.6512°N 1.7411°W / 53.6512; -1.7411

Dalton is a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in England, approximately one mile east of the town centre between Moldgreen and Kirkheaton.

Located in a small valley it is mostly housing, with a small number of engineering firms to the northwest, surrounded by farmland used in the production of milk.

Germaine Lindsay, one of the suicide bombers involved in the 7 July 2005 London bombings, had lived in the area following his arrival from Jamaica aged five.[1]

History[edit]

Dalton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. This tax-motivated survey commissioned by William the Conqueror listed landholdings and resources. However, unlike other areas surrounding Huddersfield, Dalton was not listed as `waste', meaning uncultivated or unusable land, and there was economic activity. A plough was being used and the land was worth ten shillings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost years of the 'nice boy' who killed 25", David Sapsted and Duncan Gardham, Daily Telegraph, 16 July 2005 Archived 28 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Huddersfield Examiner - History spotlight ... Dalton (24 October 2005)