A historic market town, 19th century manufacturing centre of the Yorkshire Heavy Woollen District distributing woollen textiles to all corners of the British Empire, first recycling centre in the world where 'mungo' and 'shoddy' cloths were developed, home to Dewsbury Minster, mother church of much of Yorkshire since the 13th century, and the Dewsbury Rams Rugby League team since 1898.

The future. Rediscovering itself as the primary town of the North Kirklees Growth Zone. Home to two new college buildings in the Dewsbury Learning Quarter of Kirklees College and new development opportunities as a part of the Northern Powerhouse.


Nan’s Thai Kitchen
This business is recommended by many Dewsbury residents
Dewsbury Market Place – Focus or Failure?
The Market Place is an obvious focal point for outdoor activities, events and performances in Dewsbury. Unfortunately, such events are[...]
Dewsbury Park Mansion
The Park Mansion is the original name for what has been Dewsbury Museum since 1896 until late 2016. With the[...]
The Ripper’s Story
A ripper and a rugby player - you can read about the figures standing in Northgate representing Dewsbury's past in[...]

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