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Batley,town (1991 pop. 45,582), Kirklees metropolitan district, N central England. Heavy woolens, shoddy, and other textiles are the chief manufactures; tiles, carpets, mattresses, felt, biscuits, and machinery are also produced. The Bagshaw Museum in Batley illustrates the history of clothmaking. Joseph PriestleyPriestley, Joseph,
1733–1804, English theologian and scientist. He prepared for the Presbyterian ministry and served several churches in England as pastor but gradually rejected orthodox Calvinism and adopted Unitarian views.
..... Click the link for more information. , the radical minister and scientist, attended Batley Grammar School.
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a town in N England, in Kirklees unitary authority, West Yorkshire. Pop.: 49 448 (2001)
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