Brighouse, town (1991 pop. 32,597), Calderdale metropolitan district, N central England, on the Calder River. It is a center of wool, cotton, and silk milling and produces carpets, leather goods, machinery, radio and television equipment, dyes, and soap. Stone quarries are nearby. In the vicinity is the traditional grave of Robin Hood.
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