Luddendenfoot or Luddenden Foot is a community in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. The population of this Calderdale Ward at the 2011 Census was 10,653. It lies along the Upper Calder Valley below the village of Luddenden, between Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmroyd
Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot
|Population||10,653 (Ward 2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The ward has, over the years, elected councillors from all of the three main parties. However, as of May 2019, all three seats are held by Labour councillors and this is the first time this has happened since 1973.
There is a primary school called Luddendenfoot Academy, formerly Luddendenfoot Junior and Infant school and also a school called luddenden ce school situated in the heart of luddendefoot village.
Cultural reference and notable peopleEdit
- Luddendenfoot is the subject of a poem by Simon Armitage, in which he comments on the rumoured pagan practices of the town.
- The actor Peter Alexander, who starred in Emmerdale Farm and numerous pantomimes in Yorkshire, lives here.
- Luddenden was also used as the exterior funeral parlour for the then Yorkshire Television's In Loving Memory.
- Luddendenfoot Rugby League Club appeared in the first round of the Rugby League Challenge Cup in 1899 as an amateur side, losing 63-3 away at Salford.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Luddendenfoot Ward (as of 2011) (1237321038)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- "Disused Stations:Luddendenfoot Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "Luddendenfoot". 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2014.