Dewsbury

Dewsbury is a minster town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Calder and an arm of the Calder and Hebble Navigation waterway. It is to the west of Wakefield, east of Huddersfield and south of Leeds.

Dewsbury

From top left: Halifax Road, Dewsbury, Dewsbury Town Hall, Dewsbury Minster and Dewsbury Market Place
Dewsbury
Location within West Yorkshire
Population66,875 (2019 Estimate) [1]
OS grid referenceSE245225
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEWSBURY
Postcode districtWF12-13
Dialling code01924
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53.691°N 1.633°W / 53.691; -1.633

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, after undergoing a period of major growth in the 19th century as a mill town, Dewsbury went through a period of decline. Dewsbury forms part of the Heavy Woollen District of which it is the largest town. According to the 2011 census, Dewsbury had a population of 62,945.


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