Scholes, Cleckheaton

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Scholes
Town Gate (1), Scholes, Cleckheaton - geograph.org.uk - 217582.jpg
Town Gate
Scholes is located in West Yorkshire
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Scholes shown within West Yorkshire
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCLECKHEATON
Postcode districtBD19
Dialling code01274
PoliceWest Yorkshire
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EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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53°43′48″N 1°44′38″W / 53.73°N 1.744°W / 53.73; -1.744Coordinates: 53°43′48″N 1°44′38″W / 53.73°N 1.744°W / 53.73; -1.744

Scholes is a village near Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England.

The village is 5 miles (8 km) south of Bradford between Wyke and Cleckheaton near to the M62 motorway.

Almshouses in New Road East

The village was originally known as "Scales" and was a hamlet in the township of Cleckheaton. In the 18th century the most prominent industry in the village was "card making" (combing cotton or linen.). Later on a Coal mine opened in the area but that closed early in the 20th century.

Other Scholes in West Yorkshire[edit]

There are two other villages and a hamlet in West Yorkshire known as "Scholes". One village is near Holmfirth, the other is near Leeds and a hamlet near Oakworth, near Keighley. For others see Scholes.

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