Thornbury, West Yorkshire
|Thornbury, West Yorkshire|
Thornbury Roundabout, Thornbury
Thornbury, West Yorkshire shown within West Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan borough||City of Bradford|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Thornbury is a district on the eastern edge of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England on the border with the City of Leeds and located in the Bradford Moor ward and in the Bradford East parliamentary constituency. Thornbury is contiguous with Pudsey – part of the City of Leeds conurbation and borders Laisterdyke, and Fagley (Eccleshill Ward).
Thornbury was originally a distinct village but became part of Bradford in 1882.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, Thornbury was the seat of various enterprises, namely in mechanical engineering and textile manufacturing. Bradford Corporation Trams had their own works in Thornbury where over 150 tram cars were built.
Off Dick Lane in Thornbury is the Gallagher Leisure Park with the 13 screen multiplex cinema Odeon Leeds-Bradford, the Aagrah restaurant, Esporta health club, a Travelodge hotel and access to the Phoenix Park Golf Course.
Off Leeds Old Road in The Woodhall Retail Centre are B&Q, Morrisons and Asda supermarkets and the Thornbury Medical Centre. Also on Leeds Old Road is the Thornbury Centre, a conference centre, library and church opened in March 1999, built on the site of the demolished St. Margaret's Church with £1.19 million funding from the Millennium Commission.
There is only one working public house remaining in Thornbury.
The main roads through the area are the A647 Leeds Road, the B6381 Leeds Old Road, Gain Lane and Dick Lane. Leeds Road, Leeds Old Road and Dick Lane meet at Thornbury roundabout, the biggest roundabout in Yorkshire. Thornbury is served by First Bradford's 72, 508, 611/X11, 660, 711, 714, X6, M and MORR services.
To the east of Thornbury is the Phoenix Park Golf Course.
The poet and novelist Joolz Denby lives in Thornbury.
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