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Baildon is a civil parish and town in north Bradford in Northern England. It is part of the Bradford Metropolitan District in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies 3 miles (5 km) north of Bradford city centre. Other nearby suburbs include Shipley to the south and Saltaire to the west.
During the industrial revolution, Baildon developed a wool industry; Westgate House was built in 1814 by the Ambler family who were prominent in the wool trade and the warehouse part of the building is now the Suburban Style Bar.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, conditions in Bradford deteriorated and poverty and ill health became widespread; Baildon began developing as a commuter town along with neighbouring Shipley. In the latter years of the 20th century, the West Riding suffered from economic decline through the gradual closure of its textile and engineering industries. Bradford was particularly affected by this; however, Leeds grew as a major administrative and financial centre and Baildon with its rail links to Leeds has become a strategic commuter town.
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Map of Baildon with its 7 textile mills ().
Towns with historical textile mills near Baildon.
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