BURLEY-IN-WHARFEDALE is a village and civil parish in the county of
West Yorkshire , England, and is situated within the Wharfedale
The village is situated on the
A65 road , approximately 11 miles (18
km) north-west from
Leeds city centre
Leeds city centre , 8 miles (13 km) north from
Bradford , 3 miles (5 km) from the spa town of
Ilkley and 2 miles (3
km) from the market town of
Otley . The hamlet of
Burley Woodhead , a
cluster of farms and homes at the foot of Burley Moor , is 1 mile (1.6
km) to the south-west.
* 1 History
* 2 Community
* 3 Notable people
* 4 Location grid
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Originally a small agricultural community with likely Roman and
Anglo-Saxon roots, Burley developed in the late 18th and 19th
centuries into an industrial village with many residents employed at
Greenholme Mills, cotton mills powered from a goit fed from the River
Wharfe . The cotton mill no longer operates, but the goit is now
utilised to provide hydro electric power, and a weir remains.
The development of industrial and commercial centres in the nearby
Bradford , combined with rail and bus links,
caused major changes to the village in the early 20th century. Council
housing was built in the 1920s and 1950s, as the village became a
dormitory settlement for the two cities. With developments in the
second half of the 20th century, Burley became a prosperous but
socially diverse village. The village has a high percentage of elderly
and retired people, and young families attracted by job opportunities,
local schools and new housing developments.
In 2006, following a petition to the local authority and permission
Secretary of State , Burley gained its own Parish Council .
The Parish Church of St Mary's
Burley population is 7,338. With
Menston , Burley is part of
Wharfedale Ward in the metropolitan borough of the
City of Bradford
City of Bradford .
The village contains a range of local businesses. Burley public
buildings include the Queens' Hall, originally built as a lecture hall
for mill workers. Recent work by community groups has resulted in
developments including a new nature reserve , and the village green
which contains a central water feature.
The village has two state primary schools , Burley and Woodhead
Primary School, Burley Oaks Primary School, and Ghyll Royd
Burley Woodhead was home to the television presenter, Richard
Whiteley , until his death in 2005. It may have been the birthplace of
Walter of Burley (1274-1344), a medieval English logician and
theologian. Mark James ,
Ryder Cup captain in 1999, lives in the
village. British cyclist
Scott Thwaites is from Burley; in 2012 he
became the Men's Elite Road Race Champion in the National road cycling
championships held at Otley.
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BURLEY IN WHARFEDALE
Wharfedale railway station
* ^ "Burley-In-
Wharfedale Conservation Area" (PDF). West Yorkshire
Archaeology Advisory Service. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
* ^ "Greenholme Mill Hydro...", Power from the Landscape
* ^ "Burley CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National
Statistics. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
* ^ "Home". Ghyll Royd
School and Pre-School. Retrieved 25 November
* ^ "Contact Us". Ghyll Royd
School and Pre-School. Retrieved 25
* ^ "Yorkshire cycle racer\'s
Otley win". BBC News. 21 June 2012.
Retrieved 28 March 2015.