Holme Wood

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Not to be confused with Holmewood.
Holme Wood
Flats on Dane Court Road, Holme Wood - geograph.org.uk - 35213.jpg
Flats on Dane Court Road
Holme Wood is located in West Yorkshire
Holme Wood
Holme Wood
 Holme Wood shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE189313
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD4
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°46′41″N 1°42′43″W / 53.778°N 1.712°W / 53.778; -1.712

Holme Wood is a housing estate in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It borders Tyersal. It is the birthplace of actresses Sophie McShera[1] and Jennifer Metcalfe.[2] The estate is managed by Incommunities and Bradford Council. It is also one of the largest former council estate in Europe.[citation needed]


This Holme, unlike others with the same place-name, is not from Old Norse holmr (island) but may be from Old English holegn (holly tree).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Future is bright for girls on film", Telegraph & Argus, 4 December 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2012
  2. ^ "Make me the McQueen of soaps!", Telegraph & Argus, 27 March 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2012

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