Steeton, West Yorkshire

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Steeton Church.jpg
St Stephen's parish church
Steeton is located in West Yorkshire
 Steeton shown within West Yorkshire
Population 4,277 
OS grid reference SE034444
   – London 180 mi (290 km)  SE
Civil parish Steeton with Eastburn
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KEIGHLEY
Postcode district BD20
Dialling code 01535
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Keighley
List of places

Coordinates: 53°53′46″N 1°56′53″W / 53.896°N 1.948°W / 53.896; -1.948

Steeton is a small village in the Metropolitan District of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-east from Skipton, 3 miles (5 km) north-west from Keighley and just south of the A629 road. The village is part of Steeton with Eastburn civil parish.


In 1752-53 the Keighley and Kendal Turnpike followed Hollins Bank Road with the toll bar situated at the bottom of Steeton Bank. An inn named the “Pack Horse” was located nearby.

The first toll gate on the turnpike was set up in 1753 at "Steeton Cross" at the foot of the hill. When the new road past Hawkcliffe Farm was made, the bar was removed to what is now called "Old Bar-house" to intercept the traffic by Old Bar-house Lane as well as that by the new road.[1]

Numbers 14–20 High Street, during the second half of the 18th century, used to be an inn called the "Star", but its licence and name were moved to a new building at the road junction on the main turnpike road to the north, the present A629.[2]:p.24The pub is now called the "Old Star" as seen on Google Maps Street View and is on the OLD A629, on the corner of that road and Station Road.

Numbers 44 and 46 Upper School Street, built in the Queen Anne period, during the 1770s became the "Goat’s Head" on the original route of the Keighley to Kendal turnpike down. Following its realignment the inn's name and licence was moved to its present building opposite the Station Road junction. The second location, with quoined angles, gable stacks and integral canted bay windows, was probably built as a farmhouse in the mid-18th century.[2]:p.25


The village is part of the civil parish of Steeton with Eastburn. The parish is part of the Craven ward of the Metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, part of the Metropolitan county of West Yorkshire.[3]


According to the 2001 review,[clarification needed] there were 4,277 residents in Steeton.


The village has a major hospital, (Airedale General Hospital), a Pie Shop, a news agency, three hair dressing saloons, a fruit shop, a Chinese takeaway, a transport cafe, two parks, three public houses, a bowling green, a war memorial, two village greens, a football pitch, a cricket pitch, a graveyard, a primary school, a Church of England church and a Methodist church. A Morrisons local store was also opened in the village in May 2014.


Steeton Primary School is the village primary school, which also has an intake of pupils from the Keighley area. Children in the west of the village may also attend Eastburn Infant & Junior School in the bordering village of Eastburn. For secondary education, most children attend South Craven School in Cross Hills, with grammar school students attending either Ermysted's Grammar School or Skipton Girls' High School, both in Skipton.


Buses from Keighley and district pass through every seven minutes. Steeton and Silsden railway station, which also serves the neighbouring town of Silsden, lies on the outskirts of the village .


  1. ^ Brigg, John J (1927). The King’s Highway in Craven, with sketch maps. 
  2. ^ a b Steeton Conservation Area Assessment Transportation Planning and Design Department, the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Accessed 18 October 2012
  3. ^ "Craven". 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Steeton at Wikimedia Commons