Dalton, West Yorkshire

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Dalton is located in West Yorkshire
 Dalton shown within West Yorkshire
Population 518 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SE171172
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HD5
Dialling code 01484
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Huddersfield
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Coordinates: 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. It is situated 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, and attended Rawthorpe Junior School and Rawthorpe High School.[1]


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]