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West Yorkshire
EnglandWestYorkshire.png
Shown within England
Geography
Status Metropolitan county &
Ceremonial county
Origin 1974
(Local Government Act 1972)
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Area
- Total
Ranked 29th
2,029 km2 (783 sq mi)
Admin HQ Wakefield (1972-1986)
ONS code 2F
NUTS 3 UKE4
Demography
Population
- Total (2005)
- Density
Ranked 4th
2,161,200
1,044 /km2 (2,704/sq mi)
Ethnicity 88.6% White
8.7% S. Asian
Politics
No county council since 1986.
Executive  
Members of Parliament
Metropolitan Boroughs
EnglandWestYorkshireNumbered.png
  1. Leeds
  2. Wakefield
  3. Kirklees
  4. Calderdale
  5. Bradford

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.[1]

West Yorkshire, which is landlocked, consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield) and shares borders with the counties of Derbyshire (to the south), Greater Manchester (to the south-west), Lancashire (to the north-west), North Yorkshire (to the north and east) and South Yorkshire (to the south-east).

West Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county, which covers an area of 2,029 square kilometres (783 sq mi), continues to exist in law, and as a geographic frame of reference.[2][3][4]

West Yorkshire encompasses the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which is the most built-up and biggest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire.

Contents

History

West Yorkshire was formed as a metropolitan county in 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972, and corresponds roughly to the core of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire and the county boroughs of Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, and Wakefield. The Wakefield district's industrial heritage is significantly different from most of the rest of the county in that coal-mining was a large employer whilst textiles was not a particularly large industry (except in Ossett, where the two industries were both important).

West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council inherited the use of West Riding County Hall at Wakefield, opened in 1898, from the West Riding County Council in 1974. Since 1987 it has been the headquarters of Wakefield City Council.[5]

The county initially had a two-tier structure of local government with a strategic-level county council and five districts providing most services.[6] In 1986, throughout England the metropolitan county councils were abolished. The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs; joint-boards covering fire, police and public transport; and to other special joint arrangements.[7] Organisations such as West Yorkshire Police Authority and West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive continue to operate on this basis.

Although the county council was abolished, West Yorkshire continues to form a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and a High Sheriff.

Wakefield's Parish Church was raised to cathedral status in 1888 and after the elevation of Wakefield to diocese, Wakefield Council immediately sought city status and this was granted in July 1888.[8] However the industrial revolution, which changed West and South Yorkshire significantly, led to the growth of Leeds and Bradford, which became the area's two largest cities (Leeds being the largest in Yorkshire). Leeds was granted city status in 1893 and Bradford in 1897. The name of Leeds Town Hall reflects the fact that at its opening in 1858 Leeds was not yet a city, while Bradford renamed its Town Hall as City Hall in 1965.[9]

post-1974 pre-1974
Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough County boroughs Non-county boroughs Urban districts Rural districts
West Yorkshire County.png
West Yorkshire is an amalgamation of 53 former local government districts, including six county boroughs and ten municipal boroughs.
Bradford Bradford Keighley Baildon • Bingley • Denholme • Ilkley • Queensbury and Shelf[10] •Silsden • Shipley • Skipton
Calderdale Halifax Brighouse • Todmorden • Elland • Hebden Royd • Queensbury and Shelf[10] • Ripponden • Sowerby Bridge •
Kirklees Huddersfield • Dewsbury • Batley • Spenborough • Colne Valley • Denby Dale • Heckmondwike • Holmfirth • Kirkburton • Meltham • Mirfield •
Leeds Leeds Morley • Pudsey • Aireborough • Garforth • Horsforth • Otley • Rothwell • Tadcaster • Wharfedale • Wetherby •
Wakefield Wakefield Castleford • Ossett • Pontefract • Featherstone • Hemsworth • Horbury • Knottingley • Normanton • Stanley • Hemsworth • Osgoldcross • Wakefield •

Geography

Geology of Yorkshire

The county borders, going anticlockwise from the west: Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. It lies almost entirely on rocks of carboniferous age which form the southern Pennine fringes in the west[11] and the Yorkshire coalfield further eastwards.[12] In the extreme east of the metropolitan county there are younger deposits of magnesian limestone.[13] The Bradford and Calderdale areas are dominated by the scenery of the eastern slopes of the Pennines, dropping from upland in the west down to the east, and dissected by numerous steep-sided valleys. There is a close conjunction of large scale industry, urban areas and transport routes with open countryside. The dense network of roads, canals and railways and urban development, confined by valleys creates dramatic interplay of views between settlements and the surrounding hillsides.

The carboniferous rocks of the Yorkshire coalfield further east have produced a rolling landscape with hills, escarpments and broad valleys. In this landscape there is widespread evidence of both current and former industrial activity. There are numerous derelict or converted mine buildings and recently landscaped former spoil heaps. The scenery is a mixture of built up areas, industrial land with some dereliction, and farmed open country. Ribbon developments along transport routes including canal, road and rail are prominent features of the area although some remnants of the pre industrial landscape and semi-natural vegetation still survive. However, many areas are affected by urban fringe pressures creating fragmented and downgraded landscapes and ever present are urban influences from major cities, smaller industrial towns and former mining villages.

In the magnesian limestone belt to the east of the Leeds and Wakefield areas is an elevated ridge with smoothly rolling scenery, dissected by dry valleys. Here, there is a large number of country houses and estates with parkland, estate woodlands, plantations and game coverts.

The rivers Aire and Calder drain the area, flowing from west to east.

The table below outlines many of the county's settlements, and is formatted according to their metropolitan borough.

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other places
West Yorkshire City of Bradford WYorks-Bradford.png Bradford Addingham, Baildon, Bingley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Cullingworth, Denholme, East and West Morton, Eldwick, Esholt, Gilstead, Harden, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Riddlesden, Saltaire, Sandy Lane, Shipley, Silsden, Stanbury, Steeton, Thornbury, Thornton, Tong, Wilsden
Calderdale WYorks-Calderdale.png Halifax Bailiff Bridge, Boothtown, Brighouse, Copley, Cragg Vale, Elland, Greetland, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Hipperholme, Mytholmroyd, Norwood Green, Rastrick, Ripponden, Shibden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden
Kirklees WYorks-Kirklees.png Huddersfield Almondbury, Batley, Birkby, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Emley, Golcar, Gomersal, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Honley, Kirkburton, Linthwaite, Liversedge, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, New Mill, Norristhorpe, Roberttown, Scammonden, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, Slaithwaite, Thornhill
City of Leeds WYorks-Leeds.png Leeds Allerton Bywater, Beeston, Boston Spa, Collingham, Garforth, Guiseley, Harewood, Headingley, Horsforth, Kippax, Kirkstall, Ledsham, Ledston, Methley, Morley, New Farnley, Otley, Oulton, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Pudsey, Rothwell,[Rawdon] Scarcroft, Scholes, Swillington, Walton (Leeds), Wetherby, Yeadon
City of Wakefield WYorks-Wakefield.png Wakefield Ackworth, Alverthorpe, Castleford, Crigglestone, Crofton, Fairburn Ings, Ferrybridge, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Horbury, Knottingley, Newmillerdam, Nostell, Ossett, Pontefract, Sandal, Stanley, Walton (Wakefield), West Bretton

Governance

In Parliament, all but two of West Yorkshire's M.P.s are Labour. At local level, the councils are generally divided, apart from the Wakefield district, which has long been one of the safest Labour councils in the country.

There are currently plans for a tram system in West Yorkshire, but those for a Leeds Supertram were rejected by the government in 2005.

Certain services are provided across the county by West Yorkshire Joint Services, and the West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are also county-wide.

Demography

District Area km2 Population Population density
City of Bradford 366.42 497,400 1,346
Calderdale 363.92 200,100 545
Kirklees 408.60 401,000 975
City of Leeds 551.72 761,100 1,360
City of Wakefield 338.61 321,600 949

Economy

Bridgewater Place, a symbol of Leeds' growing financial importance.

This is a chart of regional gross value added for West Yorkshire at current basic prices with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.[14]

Year Regional Gross Value Added[15] Agriculture[16] Industry[17] Services[18]
1995 21,302 132 7,740 13,429
2000 27,679 80 8,284 19,314
2003 31,995 91 8,705 23,199

Industries

West Yorkshire grew up around several industries. Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield were grown through the development of woollen mills, Leeds' traditional industry was the manufacturing of cloth, while heavier engineering industries facilitated growth in South Leeds. Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract and South and East Leeds were traditional coal mining areas. The woollen and cloth industries declined throughout the twentieth century, while mining in West Yorkshire declined through the late 1980s and 1990s, leaving only Kellingley Colliery and a few open cast mines today.

Leeds has since attracted investment from financial institutions, to become a recognised financial centre, with many banks, building societies and insurance companies having offices in the city. Wakefield has also attracted many service based industries, inparticularly call centres. Two of the big four supermarkets are from West Yorkshire. Morrisons is based in Bradford, while Asda is based in Leeds.

Transport

West Yorkshire lies in arguably the most strategic part of Yorkshire: the M62, M1 and the A1(M) pass through the county, as well as the internal urban motorways in Leeds and Bradford. West Yorkshire has two mainline railway stations, Leeds and Wakefield Westgate. Leeds railway station is the only Network Rail principal station in Yorkshire and North East England, and one of only three in the North of England along with Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Other important railway stations in West Yorkshire include Bradford Interchange, Bradford Forster Square, Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Keighley and Shipley. West Yorkshire also has Yorkshire's largest airport, Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Unlike South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire has no light transit system; the Leeds Supertram was proposed, but was later cancelled after the withdrawal of government funding; the Leeds Trolleybus is the current proposed scheme. Public transport is run under the authority of the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (Metro).

Places of interest

Historic environment

Key
AP Icon.PNG Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry commission logo.svg Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Zoo icon.JPG Zoo

See also: List of castles in West Yorkshire
See also: List of historic houses in West Yorkshire
See also: List of Museums in West Yorkshire

Museums

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds: Looking up the main stairwell

Natural environment

Emley Moor Mast

Waterways

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Arnold-Baker, C., Local Government Act 1972, (1973)
  2. ^ Office of National Statistics – Gazetteer of the old and new geographies of the United Kingdom, p. 48. Retrieved 14 December 2006.
  3. ^ Metropolitan Counties and Districts, Beginners' Guide to UK Geography, Office for National Statistics, 17 September 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
  4. ^ Yorkshire and Humber Counties, The Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 14 February 2007.
  5. ^ Wakefield City Council (20 November 2004). "County Hall". http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CultureAndLeisure/HistoricWakefield/Highlights/Buildings/CountyHall/default.htm. 
  6. ^ Redcliffe-Maud and Wood, B., English Local Government Reformed, (1974)
  7. ^ Kingdom, J., Local Government and Politics in Britain, (1991)
  8. ^ Beckett 2005, pp. 39,40
  9. ^ "History of City Hall". City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. http://www.bradford.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/hobbies_and_interests/history_of_city_hall.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  10. ^ a b The urban district of Queensbury and Shelf was split between Bradford and Calderdale in 1974: Queensbury civil parish was amalgamated into Bradford; Shelf civil parish was amalgamated into Calderdale.
  11. ^ "Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe". www.countryside.gov.uk. http://www.countryside.gov.uk/LAR/Landscape/CC/yorkshire_and_the_humber/yorkshire_southern_pennine_fringe.asp. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  12. ^ "Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield". www.countryside.gov.uk. http://www.countryside.gov.uk/LAR/Landscape/CC/yorkshire_and_the_humber/nottinghamshire_derbyshire_and_yorkshire_coalfield.asp. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  13. ^ "Southern Magnesian Limestone". www.countryside.gov.uk. http://www.countryside.gov.uk/LAR/Landscape/CC/yorkshire_and_the_humber/southern_magnesian_limestone.asp. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  14. ^ "Regional Gross Value Added" (PDF). Office for National Statistics. 2005-12-21. pp. 240–253. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/RegionalGVA.pdf. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  15. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  16. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  17. ^ includes energy and construction
  18. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
Bibliography

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

West Yorkshire is a county in Yorkshire in England, in the United Kingdom. The city of Leeds dominates the West Yorkshire economy, tourism and infrastructure. Leeds has won a string of awards, including UK Visitor City of the Year, UK's Favourite City, Most Female Friendly City and Best Nightlife.

To the west of Leeds is Bradford (for the National Media Museum [1] and Saltaire)

Map of West Yorkshire
Map of West Yorkshire
  • Bradford
  • Leeds - West Yorkshire's biggest city, great base for exploring Yorkshire, shopping, dining and drinking
  • Wakefield

Understand

West Yorkshire is one of traditional Yorkshire's four modern administrative counties along with East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. (Note that 'South Riding' is a fictional county, subject of a novel by Winifred Holtby before South Yorkshire was thought of!)

  • By air: Leeds-Bradford International Airport [2].
  • By rail: National Express [3], Arriva Trains CrossCountry [4] or First Transpennine Express [5].
  • By coach: National Express [6].
  • By bus: Yorkshire Coastliner [7] for services between Leeds and the coast including Scarborough and Whitby.

Get around

West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive [8] provide rail and local bus information on their website, and offers the innovative "My Next Bus" service of real-time bus information online or by text message. This real-time information is also displayed in certain bus shelters.

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Wiktionary

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West Yorkshire
Image:EnglandWestYorkshire.png
Shown within England
Geography
Status Metropolitan county &
Ceremonial county

<tr><th>Origin</th><td>1974</br>(Local Government Act 1972)</td></tr>

Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Area
- Total
Ranked 29th
2,029 km² (783.4 sq mi)
ONS code 2F
NUTS 3 UKE4
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005)
- Density
Ranked 4th
2,118,600
1,044/km² (2,703.9/sq mi)
Ethnicity 88.6% White
8.7% S.Asian
Politics
No county council since 1986.

<tr><th>Executive</th><td>  </td></tr>

Members of Parliament
Metropolitan Boroughs
Image:EnglandWestYorkshireNumbered.png
  1. Leeds
  2. Wakefield
  3. Kirklees
  4. Calderdale
  5. Bradford

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, that has a population of 2.1 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.[1]

West Yorkshire, which is landlocked, consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield) and shares borders with the counties of Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county, which covers an area of 2,029 km², continues to exist in law, and as a geographic frame of reference.[2][3][4]

West Yorkshire encompasses the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which is the most built-up and biggest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire.

Contents

Divisions and environs

West Yorkshire is divided into five local government districts; they are the City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, the City of Leeds and the City of Wakefield. The county borders Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

History

It was formed as a metropolitan county in 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972, and corresponds roughly to the core of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire and the county boroughs of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Halifax and Huddersfield. The Wakefield district's industrial heritage is significantly different from most of the rest of the county in that coal-mining was a large employer whilst textiles was not a particularly large industry (except in Ossett, where the two industries were both important).

West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council inherited the use of County Hall at Wakefield, opened in 1898, from the West Riding County Council in 1974. Since 1987 it has been the headquarters of Wakefield City Council. [5]

It initially had a two-tier structure of local government with a strategic-level county council and five districts providing most services. [6] In 1986, throughout England the metropolitan county councils were abolished. The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs; joint-boards covering fire, police and public transport; and to other special joint arrangements. [7] Organisations such as West Yorkshire Police Authority and West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive continue to operate on this basis.

Although the county council was abolished, West Yorkshire continues to form a metropolitan and ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and a High Sheriff.

Politics

In Parliament, all but two of West Yorkshire's M.P.s are Labour. At local level, the councils are generally divided, apart from the Wakefield district, which has long been one of the safest Labour councils in the country.

There are currently plans for a tram system in West Yorkshire, but those for a Leeds Supertram were rejected by the government in 2005.

Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of West Yorkshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[8] Agriculture[9] Industry[10] Services[11]
1995 21,302 132 7,740 13,429
2000 27,679 80 8,284 19,314
2003 31,995 91 8,705 23,199

Cities, towns and villages

Places of interest

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See also

References

  1. ^ Arnold-Baker, C., Local Government Act 1972, (1973)
  2. ^ Office of National Statistics - Gazetteer of the old and new geographies of the United Kingdom, p48. URL accessed December 14, 2006.
  3. ^ Metropolitan Counties and Districts, Beginners' Guide to UK Geography, Office for National Statistics, September 17, 2004. URL accessed January 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Yorkshire and Humber Counties, The Boundary Commission for England. URL accessed February 14, 2007.
  5. ^ Wakefield City Council (20 November 2004). County Hall.
  6. ^ Redcliffe-Maud & Wood, B., English Local Government Reformed, (1974)
  7. ^ Kingdom, J., Local Government and Politics in Britain, (1991)
  8. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  9. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  10. ^ includes energy and construction
  11. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured



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West Yorkshire
Geography
Status Ceremonial and Metropolitan county (no county council)

Origin1974
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Area
- Total
Ranked 29th

Admin HQLeeds
ONS code 2F
NUTS 3 UKE4
Demography
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
4th
2,118,600
Ethnicity 88.6% White
8.7% S.Asian
Politics
No county council
Members of Parliament
  • Ed Balls
  • John Battle
  • Hilary Benn
  • Colin Burgon
  • Colin Challen
  • Yvette Cooper
  • Mary Creagh
  • Ann Cryer
  • Philip Davies
  • Fabian Hamilton
  • Shahid Malik
  • Christine McCafferty
  • Kali Mountford
  • George Mudie
  • Greg Mulholland
  • Linda Riordan
  • Terry Rooney
  • Barry Sheerman
  • Marsha Singh
  • Gerry Sutcliffe
  • Jon Trickett
  • Paul Truswell
  • Mike Wood
Districts
  1. Leeds
  2. Wakefield
  3. Kirklees
  4. Calderdale
  5. Bradford

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It was created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 [1] and in 2005 covered an area of 2,029 km² and a population of 2.1 million. It is the most built up and biggest urban area in Yorkshire.

Contents

Divisions and environs

West Yorkshire is divided into five local government districts; they are the City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, the City of Leeds and the City of Wakefield. The county borders Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of West Yorkshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[2] Agriculture[3] Industry[4] Services[5]
1995 21,302 132 7,740 13,429
2000 27,679 80 8,284 19,314
2003 31,995 91 8,705 23,199

Cities, towns and villages

  • Ackworth, Allerton Bywater
  • Baildon, Bailiff Bridge, Batley, Beeston, Bingley, Birkby, Birkenshaw, Boothtown, Boston Spa, Bradford, Brighouse
  • Castleford, Cleckheaton, Copley, Cragg Vale, Cullingworth
  • Denby Dale, Dewsbury
  • Elland, Emley, Esholt
  • Fairburn Ings, Ferrybridge, Fitzwilliam
  • Garforth, Golcar, Gomersal, Greetland, Guiseley
  • Halifax, Harewood, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Haworth, Hebden Bridge, Heckmondwike, Hemsworth, Heptonstall, Hipperholme, Holmfirth, Honley, Horbury, Horsforth, Huddersfield
  • Ilkley
  • Keighley, Kippax, Kirkburton, Kirkstall, Knottingley
  • Ledsham, Ledston, Leeds, Linthwaite, Liversedge
  • Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, Morley, Mytholmroyd
  • New Mill, Newmillerdam, New Farnley, Nostell, Norristhorpe
  • Oakworth, Ossett, Oxenhope, Otley, Oulton
  • Pontefract, Pudsey
  • Queensbury
  • Rastrick, Riddlesden, Ripponden, Rothwell, Roberttown
  • Saltaire, Sandal, Scammonden Scarcroft, Scholes, Shelley, Shepley, Shibden, Shipley, Silsden, Slaithwaite, Sowerby Bridge, Stanbury, Swillington
  • Thornbury, Thornton, Thornhill, Todmorden, Tong
  • Wakefield, Walton, West Bretton, Wetherby, Wilsden
  • Yeadon

Historic environment

  • Harewood House
  • Cliffe Hall, also known as Cliffe Castle
  • Esholt Hall
  • Firsby Hall
  • Kirklees Hall
  • Ledston Hall
  • Linthwaite Hall
  • Linton Hall
  • Lotherton Hall
  • Kershaw House
  • East Riddlesden Hall
  • Oakwell Hall
  • Oulton Hall
  • Sandal Castle
  • Shelley Hall
  • Shibden Hall
  • Tong Hall
  • Bretton Hall
  • Kirkstall Abbey, Kirklees Priory, Nostell Priory, Pontefract Priory
  • Wetherby Castle
  • Scarcroft Water Mill
  • Roman Lagentium (Castleford)
  • Saltaire, a model village
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Museums

  • Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
  • Royal Armouries museum, Leeds
  • Colne Valley Museum
  • Pennine Farm Museum, Ripponden
  • Pontefract Museum
  • West Yorkshire Folk Museum, Shibden
  • National Coal Mining Museum for England (Netherton)
  • National Media Museum, Bradford
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
  • Tolson Museum, Dalton (Huddersfield)
  • Wakefield Museum

Natural environment

  • Emley Moor, site of the tallest self-supporting structure in the UK (a TV mast)
  • Walton Hall, West Yorkshire, home of naturalist Charles Waterton and the world's first nature reserve
  • RSPB Fairburn Ings - wetland centre for birds
  • Seckar Woods LNR, a Local Nature Reserve
  • New Swillington Ings Nature Reserve
  • Otley Chevin - extensive wooded parkland on high ground with extensive views North over Wharfedale and South as far as the Peak District
  • Harewood Estate - Leeds Country Way public footpath runs through the estate, beautiful landscaped gardens and home to Red Kites amongst many other birds

Waterways

  • Scammonden Water, Deanhead Reservoir - both in the moors near Ripponden
  • River Aire, River Calder, River Hebble, River Spen, River Worth
  • Aire & Calder Navigation
  • Calder and Hebble Navigation
  • Huddersfield Broad Canal
  • Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Standedge Tunnel
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal
  • Knottingley & Goole Canal
  • Rochdale Canal

References

  1. Arnold-Baker, C., Local Government Act 1972, (1973)
  2. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  3. includes hunting and forestry
  4. includes energy and construction
  5. includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured







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