updated > Friday, May 14, 1999

Destination Dewsbury
General Information
Town Centre Map
Regional Map
UK Map
Geographic Data
Travel Routes
Contact Us
News & Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Press Releases
The Dewsbury Partnership
Background - SRB
Plan of SRB Area
Neighbourhood Forums
Demographic Data
Economic Data
Board Membership
Executive Team
Delivery Plan
The Dewsbury Partnership
Community, Health, Training & Education
Business, Employment & Infrastructure Programme
Town Centre Management, Marketing & Regeneration
Marketing Plan
Regeneration Initiative
Steering Group
Marketing & Management
Physical Regeneration
Opportunities for Visitors
Opportunities for Business

 
Geographic Data

Dewsbury
Town located on Eastern edge of Pennine Hills, within the metropolitan connurbation of West Yorkshire.

Administrative Authority
Kirklees Metropolitan Council

UK National Grid Reference
Town Hall at SE24-21-SE24-72-17
Longtitude : 1°35'30" W
Latitude : 53°41'30" N

Altitude of Town Centre
40-55 metres AOD

Surrounding Topography
40m AOD in Calder Valley,
110m+ AOD at Batley Carr 2km NW and Earlsheaton 1km NE;
230m AOD - Grange Moor, 5km/3 miles SW

Geology
Carboniferous Period : Coal Measures and Gritstones;
Quaternary/Glacial Alluvium/Gravels in Calder Valley
(Coal, Stone and gravel have been exploited commercially)

Average Rainfall
Approximately 100cm per annum

Prevailing Winds
West / North-West

Temperature Ranges
Summer = 12 - 29°C
Winter    = -5 - 13°C

Frosts
Likely early October to mid April

Days with snow on the ground
Less than 10 per annum on average

Result from air quality monitoring in the Dewsbury Partnership area show that pollution levels are below the safety levels set by various organisations. Sulphur Dioxide and black smoke levels are consistently very low.
Nitrogen Dioxide levels are monitored at eight sites within the Partnership area and all are well below the guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).



General Information

Historical Background : Town Centre Map : Regional Map : UK Map : Geographic Data : Travel Routes : Contact Us

News & Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events : Press Releases

The Dewsbury Partnership
Background SRB : Plan of SRB Area : Economic Data : Demographic Data : Board Membership : Executive Team : Neighbourhood Forums : Delivery Plan

SRB Programmes
Community, Health, Training & Education : Business, Employment & Infrastructure Programme

Town Centre Management, Marketing & Regeneration
Marketing Plan : Regeneration Initiative : Steering Group : Opportunities for Visitors : Marketing & Management Projects : Physical Regeneration Projects : Opportunities for Business