- Scholes, Cleckheaton
Scholes is a village near
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England.
The village is 8 km (5 miles) south of
Bradfordbetween Wykeand Cleckheatonnear to the M62 motorway.
The village was originally known as "Scales" and was a
hamletin the township of Cleckheaton. In the 18th century the most prominent industry in the village was "card making" (combing cotton or linen.). Later on a Coal mineopened in the area but that closed early in the 20th century.
Other Scholes in West Yorkshire
There are two other villages and a hamlet in West Yorkshire known as "Scholes". One village is near Holmfirth, the other is near Leeds and a hamlet near
Oakworth, near Keighley. For others see Scholes.
* [http://www.scholesfamily.co.uk/scholes/villages.htm Pictures of Scholes - Scholes family website.]
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