Baildon

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Coordinates: 53°51′04″N 1°45′47″W / 53.851°N 1.763°W / 53.851; -1.763

Baildon is a civil parish and village north of Bradford in Northern England. It is part of the City of Bradford in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies 5 miles (8 km) north of Bradford and 9.5 miles (15 km) northwest of Leeds. Other nearby towns include Shipley to the south and Keighley to the west. The Baildon ward has a population of 15,368.[1]

Baildon Moor has a number of outcropping gritstones, and there is a stone circle known as Soldier's Trench which is said to date from the Bronze Age, 3,000 years ago. There are also numerous cup and ring marks, the origins of these are still unknown.

The village is served by Baildon railway station, which is on the electrified Wharfedale Line with connections to Bradford Forster Square, Leeds and Ilkley.

Within Baildon there are several sports clubs, run from Baildon Rugby Union Football Club. These include the rugby club itself, along with the cricket and running clubs.

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