Scholes, Cleckheaton

Scholes, Cleckheaton

Scholes is a village near Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England.

The village is 8 km (5 miles) south of Bradford between Wyke and Cleckheaton near to the M62 motorway.

The village was originally known as "Scales" and was a hamlet in 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 mine opened 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.

External links

* [ Pictures of Scholes - Scholes family website.]

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