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Coordinates: 53°34′19″N 1°39′18″W / 53.572000°N 1.655000°W / 53.572000; -1.655000

Denby Dale
Holy Trinity Church Denby Dale.jpg
Holy Trinity Church
Denby Dale is located in West Yorkshire
Denby Dale

 Denby Dale shown within West Yorkshire
Population 14,982 (2001)
OS grid reference SE229084
Parish Denby Dale
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HUDDERSFIELD
Postcode district HD8
Dialling code 01484
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Wakefield
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Denby Dale is a village and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England, to the South East of Huddersfield. As a civil parish it covers the villages of Denby Dale, Lower Denby, Upper Denby, Upper Cumberworth, Lower Cumberworth, Skelmanthorpe, Emley, Emley Moor. This parish had a population of 14,982 according to the 2001 census.[1] The parish council gives the electorate of the village itself as 2,143.[2]

The river that runs though the village is called the River Dearne and was part of the 2007 United Kingdom floods.

The village is served by Denby Dale railway station.

Denby Dale viaduct

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History

First recorded as Denby Dyke. Before the industrial revolution it was a sparsely-populated village with a small textile industry.

In 1825 the village was located at a crossroads of the Barnsley to Shepley Lane Head and the Wakefield to Denby Dale roads. Within 25 years the village had various factories and mills as well as a railway. Denby Dale provided the textile industry with raw materials, coal, and transportation. The silk used for the Queen Mother's wedding dress was made at the Springfield Mill in Denby Dale. With the economy flourishing the population increased and the village grew.

Denby Dale pies

Denby Dale is known for baking giant pies, a tradition first started in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness. So far 10 pies have been made as part of 9 pie festivals (due to the spoiling and subsequent burial of one of the pies in 1887).[3] The most recent (12 tonnes) was made in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium.[3]

Notable people

Nearby places

Towns and cities: Barnsley, Huddersfield, Wakefield

Villages: Birdsedge, Clayton West, Emley, High Flatts, Lower Cumberworth, Lower Denby, Scissett, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, Upper Cumberworth, Upper Denby

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