Place:Queensbury, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameQueensbury
Alt namesQueensheadsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.767°N 1.833°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoQueensbury and Shelf, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district of which it was a part until 1974
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Queensbury is a village in the metropolitan borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Perched on a high vantage point above Clayton and Thornton and overlooking Bradford itself, Queensbury is one of the highest parishes in England, with fine views beyond the West Yorkshire conurbation to the hills of Brontë Country and the Yorkshire Dales to the north and north west. It has a population of 8,718.

Queensbury was originally known as Queenshead. That name was derived from a local pub (still existing) which was popular with travellers on the pack horse route from Halifax to Bradford.

Queensbury itself is most famous as being the home of Black Dyke Mills, and the Black Dyke Band.

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