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Liversedge is a township in the former parish of Birstall, in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Liversedge lies between Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike about 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Leeds.

Liversedge comprises several settlements that are all distinctive. Norristhorpe clings to one side of the Spen Valley, looking over the town of Heckmondwike. Roberttown is on the opposite side of the A62. Millbridge is the geographical centre of Liversedge and, with the neighbouring village of Flush, is where the mills of the woollen industry stood. Towards Cleckheaton are Hightown, Littletown and Popeley Hill.

In the 15th century, the Lord of the Manor was a member of the Neville family and Liversedge was already involved in woollen manufacture. The trade grew and by the 19th century the town was busy in the manufacture of woollen goods. In 1812 the town was the scene of a Luddite attack on Rawfold's Mill when weavers, croppers and other artisans attempted to destroy cropping frames at a mill operated by William Cartwright.

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Map of Liversedge with its 21 textile mills (Textile mill icon).

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Aerial photographic view of Liversedge, West Yorkshire.

Towns near Liversedge.

Nearest industrial towns.

Towns with historical textile mills near Liversedge.

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