Sowood, West Yorkshire

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View over Sowood from Sowood Hill. Part of Stainland, Norland Moor and the wind turbines at Ovenden Moor can be seen.
Sowood is located in West Yorkshire
Sowood shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE079184
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALIFAX
Postcode district HX4
Dialling code 01422
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°39′43″N 1°52′51″W / 53.662045°N 1.880791°W / 53.662045; -1.880791Coordinates: 53°39′43″N 1°52′51″W / 53.662045°N 1.880791°W / 53.662045; -1.880791

Sowood is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. The village falls within the Greetland and Stainland ward of Calderdale Council. It is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Halifax, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Huddersfield and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south-west of Elland.


Sowood is one of the highest places in Calderdale, standing at 280 metres (920 ft) above sea level. The main road that passes through the village is the B6112, which links the village with Stainland, Greetland, and Outlane. It is very close to the Calderdale and Kirklees district boundary.

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