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
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Metropolitan county
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD4
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
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EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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53°46′41″N 1°42′43″W / 53.778°N 1.712°W / 53.778; -1.712Coordinates: 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] The estate is situated off Wakefield Road in the south-east of the city.

Pockets of Holme Wood are in the top 5% and 1% of the Governments Index of Deprivation (2015).[3] Voluntary sector groups, churches and schools work tirelessly to address the issues of poverty and deprivation on this 1950's housing estate. The estate is predominately white British; however, there has been in an increase in ethnic minority groups over recent years. Place of birth - residents of Tong Ward - United Kingdom 82.8% Republic of Ireland 0.4% Other EU Countries 3.1% Outside the EU 13.6% [4]

The estate is in Tong Ward and is often spelt as Holmewood; however, residents refer to it as Holme Wood. The estate is rambling; however, there are many pleasant green areas dotted around the estate and close by is the village of Tong, which is in the green belt.

Etymology[edit]

Holme Church

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]

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015. Retrieved 11 December 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.ilivehere.co.uk/statistics-holme-wood-bradford-18617.html. Retrieved 11 December 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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