Oakenshaw
St Andrew

St Andrew's Church, Oakenshaw which is a grade-II listed building and an active place of worship
Oakenshaw is located in West Yorkshire
Oakenshaw
Oakenshaw
Location within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRADFORD
Postcode districtBD12
Dialling code01274
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
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UK
England
Yorkshire
53°45′29″N 1°44′20″W / 53.758°N 1.739°W / 53.758; -1.739Coordinates: 53°45′29″N 1°44′20″W / 53.758°N 1.739°W / 53.758; -1.739

Oakenshaw is a village located in both the City of Bradford and Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It is located midway between the town of Cleckheaton in Kirklees and the suburb of Wyke in Bradford.[1] The village is close to the M606 motorway. The village's main shopping centre is on Bradford Road and its main church, dedicated to St Andrew, is a grade II listed building.[2][3]

The Oakenshaw Cross
The Oakenshaw Cross
Old railway tunnel on the Spen Valley Greenway (former railway line) between Low Moor and Mirfield.
Old railway tunnel on the Spen Valley Greenway (former railway line) between Low Moor and Mirfield.

The village is served by Low Moor railway station on the Calder Valley line with services to Leeds, Bradford Interchange and Manchester Victoria. Another line serving the village was the Spen Valley Line which ran from Low Moor to Mirfield via Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike. Another branch of the line connected to Dewsbury but this line closed in 1965 to all traffic. It is now the Spen Valley Greenway.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Oakenshaw in Bradford". www.landscapebritain.co.uk. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Oakenshaw-cum-Woodlands: St Andrew - CHR Church". facultyonline.churchofengland.org. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (1134628)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 January 2022.