Place:Denby Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameDenby Dale
Alt namesDenby-Dalesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.583°N 1.633°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoKirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which Denby Dale was located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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. The parish had a population of 14,982 according to the 2001 census. The parish council gives the electorate of the village itself as 2,143.

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.

History

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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 the 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.

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