15 Frequently Asked Questions About Cleckheaton, Answered

If you want to know a little bit more about the town of Cleckheaton before buying a new home there, then you’re in the right place. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this town located in the heart of the Spen Valley. 



What’s the postcode area?

The postcode area for Cleckheaton is BD19. 


What is the telephone area code for Cleckheaton?

The dialling code for the area is 01274. 


What council is Cleckheaton under?

Cleckheaton falls under Kirklees Council, which is named after Kirklees Hall, a 16th century hall located close to the village of Clifton in Calderales, West Yorkshire. 


What is the population?

According to the 2021 census, the population of Cleckheaton is 17,187. 


What county is Cleckheaton in?

Cleckheaton is in the county of West Yorkshire. 


What region is Cleckheaton in?

Cleckheaton is located in the Yorkshire and Humber region of England. 


What police force covers the area?

Cleckheaton is served by West Yorkshire police, who cover the five metropolitan districts of Leeds, Wakefield, Calderale, Bradford and Kirklees. 

What’s the nearest city? 

Cleckheaton’s nearest city at just over 6 miles away is Bradford. However, thanks to Cleckheaton’s location in the centre of the Spen Valley, it’s only a short journey through to other major cities such as Huddersfield, Wakefield and Leeds.  

What are some of the neighbouring towns? 

Some of the towns closest to Cleckheaton include Liversedge, Heckmondwike, Brighouse, Birstall and Batley. Cleckheaton is also just a half hour drive away from Huddersfield, which is the largest town in the area.

What is Cleckheaton famous for?

Cleckheaton is well known for its rich industrial history, particularly in the textile industry. The town specialised in carding, which is where materials such as cotton or wool are combed in straight fibres before being spun, and it was even known as the carding capital of the world! 

What is the nearest train station?

The nearest train station can be found in Brighouse, which is just a 4 mile drive from Cleckheaton itself. The town used to have two railway stations - Cleckheaton Central and Cleckheaton Spen - however both are disused today, with Cleckheaton Spen closing in 1953 and Cleckheaton Central closing to passengers in 1965. 


Does Cleckheaton have a bus station?

Yes, and the bus station can be found in the town centre. Services run through to neighbouring towns, as well as further afield to places such as Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. 


What junction is Cleckheaton on the M62?

Cleckheaton is off of junction 26 of the M62, which leads to Chain Bar roundabout. If approaching on the M606, Chain bar is junction 1. 


What green space is there in Cleckheaton?

The 8 mile route of the Spen Valley Greenway run forms Ravensthorpe to Low Moor and then into Bradford, and also runs through Cleckheaton and connects the town with both Dewsbury and Heckmondwike. The route is a green corridor, with views of Yorkshire’s rolling hills and moorland. The Greenway is also an art trail, and is home to a collection of fascinating artworks, all of which can be discovered along the way!

Other green spaces in Cleckheaton include Mann Dam, a reservoir which is a popular spot for those who enjoy fishing, and Spen Bottoms, which is a green oasis of meadows alongside the River Spen. 

Kirklees Council also received £779,430 of additional funding to ‘green up’ its high streets, including Cleckheaton’s high street in 2022, with new street planting being introduced to brighten up the area.


What is the nearest airport? 

The nearest airport to Cleckheaton is Leeds Bradford airport, which is just over 13 miles away from the town and offers direct flights through to many destinations across Europe, such as Rome, Paris, Prague and many more! 

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