Thorncliffe, West Yorkshire

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Converted farm buildings in Thorncliffe

Thorncliffe (also marked on some maps as Thorncliff [1] ) is a hamlet in the township of Kirkburton, in the Kirklees district, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

Kirkburton village in the United Kingdom

Kirkburton is a village, civil parish and local government ward in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England, 5 miles (8 km) south east of Huddersfield, in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the township comprises the villages of Kirkburton and Highburton and several hamlets, including Thunder Bridge, Thorncliff, Storthes Hall, Burton Royd, Riley, Dogley, Common Side, Causeway Foot, Lane Head and Linfit. According to the 2011 census the civil parish had a population of 26,439, while the village itself had a population of 4,299.

Kirklees Metropolitan borough in England

Kirklees is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, governed by Kirklees Council with the status of a metropolitan borough. The largest town and administrative centre of Kirklees is Huddersfield, and the district also includes Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite. Kirklees had a population of 422,500 in 2011 and is therefore the most populous borough in England that is not a city; it is also the third largest metropolitan district by area behind Doncaster and Leeds.

A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French conté or cunté denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount. The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, graafschap, Gau, etc..

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History

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Thorncliffe Social Club

Thorncliffe was historically a farming settlement, today it consists of a farm, a plant hire depot, a few houses and the Thorncliffe Working Mens Club. [2] [3]

Nearby settlements

Nearby settlements include the large town of Huddersfield, the hamlet's post town (five miles to the northwest) and the village of Kirkburton.

Huddersfield Town in West Yorkshire, England

Huddersfield is a large market and university town in West Yorkshire, England. It is the 11th largest town in the United Kingdom, with a population of 162,949 at the 2011 census. It lies 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Leeds and 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Manchester.

Other features

To the east is Thorncliffe Spring wood.

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References

  1. Yorkshire CCLXI.NW (includes: Emley; Flockton; Kirkburton.) (Map). 1:10560. Ordnance Survey. 1950.
  2. "Use your pub".
  3. http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/thorncliffe-working-mens---social-club-14678014.html

Coordinates: 53°36′56″N1°41′02″W / 53.6156°N 1.6838°W / 53.6156; -1.6838

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