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Birkenshaw
OS grid reference SE203279
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD11
Dialling code 01274, 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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YorkshireCoordinates: 53°44′51″N 1°41′36″W / 53.7475°N 1.6934°W / 53.7475; -1.6934
Birkenshaw & Tong Station 1802134 b030f5f1
Birkenshaw & Tong station closed in 1953. These are the remains in 1961.

Birkenshaw is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England. It lies at the crossroads between the A58 Leeds to Halifax road and the A651 Bradford to Heckmondwike road.

Despite its proximity to Bradford, its Bradford postal address and its mostly Bradford dial code (most of the village uses the 01274 phone number, but part uses the 0113 Leeds prefix), Birkenshaw forms part of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough. It is home to the headquarters of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Birkenshaw was the birthplace of Terry Uttley and Alan Silson, founding members of the band Smokie. The Tetley family of malters, from whom brewer Joshua Tetley emerged hailed from Birkenshaw.

There are two schools in the village; Birkenshaw Primary School and BBG Academy as well as are a church and two playgrounds.

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