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Looking west up Emm Lane from the A650 (Keighley Road)

Frizinghall is a district in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, lying 2 miles (3 km) north of the city centre close to the town of Shipley,[1] itself a part of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District along with such other nearby towns as Keighley and Ilkley.[2]

Frizinghall derives its name from a type of rough woollen cloth made in the area (frieze), and the hall was somewhere in the settlement (ing) where the frieze was made.[3]

Frizinghall is notable as the birthplace of famous cricketer (and later commentator) Jim Laker.[4]

The fictitious town of Frizinghall in Wilkie Collins' book The Moonstone is near the Yorkshire coast.[5]

Frizinghall has a railway station on the Airedale line which has frequent services to Bradford Forster Square, Leeds, Shipley, Ilkley, Keighley and Skipton.[6]


  1. ^ "288" (Map). Bradford & Huddersfield. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319244852.
  2. ^ Shand, Alistair (13 March 2017). "Renewed calls for Keighley and Shipley to break away from Bradford Council control". Keighley News. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ Cudworth, William (1896). Manningham, Heaton and Merton (Townships of Bradford) Treated historically and topographically. Bradford: Cudworth. pp. 261&ndash, 262. OCLC 499689891.
  4. ^ Wheeler, Sam (29 July 2006). "The day Laker turned Ashes into one-man show". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  5. ^ "The Moonstone". Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  6. ^ Kilner, Will (29 March 2010). "Study highlights new rail stations success". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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Coordinates: 53°49′13″N 1°46′09″W / 53.8204°N 1.7691°W / 53.8204; -1.7691