Administratively Denholme is part of the Bingley Rural ward of the city of Bradford with a population of 2,715 (based on the 2011 Census).

A number of ex-mill sites are  offered for redevelopment for housing. Recent new house building in Denholme has brought new residents into the village, and Bradford Council’s Local Development Framework  proposes a further 450 new homes. This additional development would increase the population of the village by as much as 900, or approximately 30% over the next 12-15 years.

A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange a hospital attendance.

Nowadays the village retains much of its old charm and tradition, whilst welcoming new residents from nearby towns seeking a more rural lifestyle. The community is friendly and adaptable, responding to the demands and opportunities of the 21st century whilst retaining its unique character and heritage.

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Denholme Town Council has been established over many years and is using participatory budgeting as a way of giving grants to Denholme groups and organisations for a proportion of the Council precept. This is know as the ‘Community Pot’ and several results can be seen in the latest Newsletter.

House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability. All home visits are made at the discretion of the doctors and are made where the clinical situation requires it. Lack of transport is not usually a satisfactory reason for a home visit.

Foster Park is adjacent, and facilities here include a bowling green/club, skatepark, a multi-activity games area, a playground for younger children, and Youth Café. An annual summer Gala is held in Foster Park in July.

Denholme is a small town and civil parish in the Bradford Metropolitan Borough, West Yorkshire, England. It is 8 miles (13 km) west of Bradford, 7 miles (11 km) from Keighley and roughly the same distance from Halifax. Administratively, it is part of the Bingley Rural ward of the City of Bradford. Denholme has a population of 2,976,[1] increasing to 3,489 at the 2011 Census.[2]

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The main road running through Denholme is the A629. The village is on regular bus routes between Keighley and Bradford and with occasional services to Halifax.

The entire Victorian housing sites of Denholme were built by the Fosters who also built the old textile mills of Denholme. The houses were for the workers of the mills. It was common in Victorian England for wealthy businessmen to build entire towns to house the workers of their mills.

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The village has a range of facilities and community venues, including Denholme Shared Church which incorporates Denholme United Reformed/Baptist and St. Paul’s, Church of England. There is also a library in the Mechanics Institute, which has been run by local volunteers since November 2011. There are two pubs and a Conservative social club. The GP surgery in Denholme is part of the Thornton practice but managed by Westcliffe Medical Centre.

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Please inform the practice if you find that you cannot keep the appointment you have made.

If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:30 if you require a home visit.

The village community is a mix of ‘traditional’ residents who have lived in Denholme for many years/generations, and new residents who may have come to enjoy a rural residential lifestyle but commute daily to nearby towns and cities such a Bradford, Leeds, Halifax, and into Lancashire.

Denholme has three churches, a Methodist church, a Catholic church, and Denholme Shared Church (incorporating Denholme Edge United Reformed/Baptist Church and St. Paul's, Church of England). There is also a library in the Mechanics Institute, and a Conservative Social Club. Services include a doctor's surgery, a pharmacy & sheltered housing. There is also a public park - Foster Park - which was given to the people of Denholme in 1912 by William Foster.[citation needed]

The village has a selection of shops - food, non-food and fast food, two pubs - the Royal and the New Inn, a Post Office, a charity shop and a farm shop. Foster Park houses a youth cafe, skate area, basketball court, bowling green and the village War Memorial. Just to the east of Denholme is Doe Park Reservoir where there is fishing, a water activities centre and a sailing club.


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Denholme is a small town and a civil parish in the Bradford Metropolitan Borough, 8 miles (13 km) west of Bradford, 7 miles (11 km) from Keighley and roughly the same distance from Halifax. The main road running through Denholme is the A629, the main route from Halifax and the M62 to Keighley and the Aire Valley.

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If you wish to speak to the doctor or the nurse, but do not feel it necessary to actually be seen, please book a telephone consultation via the receptionist. You will be given a telephone appointment slot and will recieve a call before 6pm specific time can not be offered.

The first evidence of habitation in the area dates from the 13th century. There is a grant of land, dated 1239, whereby Thomas de Thornton gave grazing land at Denholme to the monks of Byland Abbey. It is likely that the monks would have built a grange in the area and this may well have given the village its first occupants.

Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the surgery.

There is a Children's Gala (fair) every year held in Foster Park, usually held on the first Saturday of July.

The village sits astride the old Roman Road from Manchester (Mamucium or Mancunium) to Ilkley (Olicana) though there is no evidence of any settlement then. The line of the road is visible on the ground to the south of the village, not far from St Paul's church.

The practice uses Language Line and the Primary Care Interpreting Services to assist patients who require support for interpreting, language and communication. 

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Denholme Primary School has a good reputation. The nearest secondary school is Parkside School, just over 2 miles away in Cullingworth, though some young people attend Thornton Grammar School which is 4 miles away.

The hub of the village is clustered around the Mechanics Institute in the centre of Denholme, and includes a Co-op, post office, pharmacy, fish and chip shop, bakery, hairdresser, hardware shop, Chinese takeaway and a charity shop.

To the east of Denholme is Doe Park Reservoir where there is fishing, a water activities centre and sailing club.

In addition to the existing Planning Committee the Town Council had a Community Engagement sub-committee to strengthen its links with the wider village community. After a time it was felt that the committee had fulfilled most of its aims including improving communication in the village, using participatory budgeting and consulting and developing community facilities and services.

Visit our History page to know more about the roots of our village, or read on to find out more about Denholme in the present day.