Place:Birkenshaw, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBirkenshaw
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.747°N 1.693°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSpenborough Urban District, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district of which Birkenshaw was a part 1937-1974
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Birkenshaw is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England, formerly in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies at the crossroads between the A58 Leeds to Halifax road and the A651 Bradford to Heckmondwike road.

Birkenshaw was the birthplace of Terry Uttley and Alan Silson, founding members of the band Smokie. The Tetley family of malters, from whom brewer Joshua Tetley emerged, hailed from Birkenshaw.

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