Gilstead is a village within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated at the edge of the moors, above the town of Bingley which is the post town.

Eldwick Primary School is located on Warren Lane, Gilstead. This is a primary school with around 450 pupils aged 3–11.[1]

The village came to note in January 2007 when a rare sighting in Britain was made of an American robin.[2]

Notable residents

Gilstead is notable as the birthplace, on 24 June 1915, of astronomer and writer Sir Fred Hoyle,[3]


  1. "Eldwick Primary School". Ofsted. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  2. Roberts, John. "Village braced for invasion of twitchers as rare visitor flies in". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 26 January 2007.
  3. "Fred Hoyle". Hoyle. Retrieved 29 November 2015.

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