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Wrose is located in West Yorkshire
 Wrose shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD18
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Wrose is a village and civil parish in the City of Bradford metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England, about three miles north of Bradford city centre, and south-east of Shipley.


Although the name Wrose was established as a place name within the Manor of Idle by the time of Elizabeth I of England, it is not mentioned in the Poll Tax returns of 1379.[1] The name probably existed as a place name for some time before then.

Rapid house expansion took place in Wrose in the 1930s. Many houses dating from the time of Charles II were demolished to make way for these new semi-detached properties.[1]

Close to the old quarries to the north west of Wrose was the former Wrose Hill brickworks created for the manufacture of bricks and sanitary tubes.[2]


Wrose sits on top of a hillside at a height of around 600-foot (180 m) above sea level, overlooking the Aire valley and Bradford valley. Wrose is surrounded by other areas of Shipley and Bradford such as Windhill, Woodend, West Royd, Idle Moor, Gaisby and Owlet.[3]

Around the hillside (Carr Hill) can be found the remains of many stone quarries, whose growth exploded in the 19th century as the city of Bradford grew with the wool trade. Many of Bradford's fine Yorkshire millstone buildings are built from these resources. A quarry at nearby Bolton Woods still operates today. The geology of the area is that of mudstones, siltstones, fine sandstones, coal, pipeclay, fireclay and ganister as indicated by exposed rocks in the old quarry—parts of which are in a dangerous state.[2]


Wrose has been civil parish since 2004.[4] The area is entirely surrounded by unparished areas of Bradford.


Seventeenth century house, Snowden Road, Wrose

There are listed buildings in Wrose on Snowden Road[5] and Tudor Barn Court.[6]

There are a number of churches in Wrose including Wrose Methodist Church[7] while the local post office and local branch library are on Wrose Road.[8][9]

Also on Wrose Road are Wrose's two public houses, The Bold Privateer and Wrose Bull.[10] The Bold Privateer is named after the Earl of Cumberland who owned all the land in the Wrose area in the time of Elizabeth I of England.[1] The present-day Wrose Bull was originally named The Hare and Hounds after its move to new premises, but at the insistence of locals was renamed for the colloquial name of the original alehouse.[1]


Wrose is a largely residential area and there are a number of shops along Wrose Road in Wrose.


Low Ash Primary School is to be found on Wrose Road close to the centre of Wrose.[11]


Wrose is served by a number of West Yorkshire Transport's bus services.[12]

Notable residents

Wrose was home to the Yorkshire sporting family the Jowets, of which the last and most notable member was Dawson Jowet, founder of the Airedale beagles hunting pack in 1891, and its Master until his death in 1933.[13] His monument remains on Ilkley Moor.

The Yorkshire & Humber MEP Richard Corbett , Deputy Leader of the Labour MEPs, lives in Wrose.


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External links

  • wroseparishcouncil
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