Shipley (West Yorkshire)

Shipley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford City the English county of West Yorkshire. She had a total of 28 162 inhabitants in 2001 according to census.


The city lies on the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, just north of Bradford and north-west of Leeds. The city is located within the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford. Until 1974 it formed a separate urban district, today it forms a single urban area with Bradford.


In the north of Shipley, on the other side of the river Aire, there is a wooded mountain ridge, the Shipley Glen. He is a long time to be particularly beautiful viewpoint and Shipley Glen Tramway in 1895 was built to bring visitors to the mountain peak. The Tramway runs on most weekends and operated by volunteers, sometimes the operation is interrupted due to bad weather.

Shipley has with the village of Saltaire on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was designed and built in the Victorian era to house the workers of the industrial textile manufacturer Titus Salt. Salt built his factory ( Salts Mill ) directly on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and participated in the production of alpaca and wool fabrics. Salts Mill is used today for the 1853 Gallery ( Gallery ), which is dedicated to the work of David Hockney. It also includes several shops, restaurants and offices.


A rail connection is given on the station at the Shipley Airedale Line of railway Leeds - Morecambe.


  • Arthur Crabtree (1900-1975), cinematographer and film director
  • Tony Richardson (1928-1991), director, screenwriter and producer
  • Alfred Angas Scott (1874-1923), entrepreneur who moved his company Scott Motorcycle Company shortly after the founding vomn Bradford to Shipley.