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Cottages at Lumbfoot (2008)
Lumbfoot is located in West Yorkshire
 Lumbfoot shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference
   – London 180 mi (290 km)  SSE
Civil parish Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KEIGHLEY
Postcode district BD22
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Keighley
List of places

Lumbfoot is an English hamlet in the Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury civil parish, and the City of Bradford metropolitan district. It is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from Haworth and less than half a mile north-east from Stanbury. The hamlet is Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Lumbfoot overlooks a number of fields and a small brook, and contains 15 households and a farm. There is no public road; access is by a private road for vehicles, and a public footpath.

Lumbfoot has its own newspaper, "The Lumbfoot Clarion", which reports on local news and events.


Lumbfoot Mill, built on the floor of a valley, was originally water powered but adopted steam power in c. 1900. The mill has since been largely demolished but a 15-foot stump of the chimney and the engine house still remain, and there is evidence of the pit that housed the original waterwheel among the ruins. A row of cottages at Lumbfoot, which today are modernised, were constructed between 1840 and 1852 to house mill workers.

Declaration of independence

In 1989 Lumbfoot declared independence from the UK following a dispute between residents of Lumbfoot and residents of the nearby village of Stanbury. Lumbfoot residents erected a road barrier and signs declaring independence, and used two stone outbuildings (former privies) as a 'douane' and a 'gendarmerie'. This declaration of independence was reported in the county newspaper, the Yorkshire Post.

As part of the independence declaration, Lumbfoot was twinned with Lhasa, Tibet. The hamlet's signpost reads "Lumbfoot, twinned with Lhasa, Tibet" and indicates the number of residents – human, dogs (muttleys) and cats (moggies). Current residents actively maintain a policy of independence.


External links

  • Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council
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