2004 Boundaries of Worth Valley Ward
|Worth Valley shown within West Yorkshire|
|Population||14,387 (ward. 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Worth Valley is a ward in the Bradford Metropolitan District. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 Census was 14,387. It is named after the River Worth that runs through the valley to the town of Keighley where it joins the River Aire In the north it is bounded by North Yorkshire, in the west by Lancashire and in the south by Calderdale District.
It contains the Keighley villages of Oakworth, Oldfield, Haworth, Cross Roads, Oxenhope and Stanbury; areas of farmland; and large expanses of moorland. Its attractive villages, particularly Haworth and its Pennine landscape are at the heart of Brontë Country and attract many visitors.
The Worth Valley has the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway running through it from Keighley to Oxenhope and has been used in several films, including The Railway Children, Yanks, the film of the Pink Floyd musical The Wall and an episode of the long-running situation comedy, The Last of the Summer Wine.
The following people were born in the Worth Valley, have lived there in the past or are currently resident in the valley.
- Brontë Sisters, lived in the village of Haworth
- Branwell Brontë, (1817–1848), painter and poet
- Rev Patrick Brontë, (1777–1861), clergyman and writer
- "City of Bradford ward population 2011.accessdate=22 February 2016". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics.
- BCSP (Internet Explorer only)
- BBC election results
- Council ward profile (pdf)
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