Berry Brow

Berry Brow and Castle HillHolme Park Court and Bishop's Court, Berry BrowWaingate, Berry BrowDeadmanstone, Berry BrowBerry Brow is a village district of Huddersfield on the eastern side of the Holme Valley just over two miles south of the town centre.

The village was substantially changed in the mid-1960s when characterful rows of terraced cottages on the hillside near Waingate were demolished as part of a council scheme to create 'the village of the future', largely consisting of two 17-storey blocks of flats on the valley floor, two six-storey blocks at the top of the hill, together with rows of square-shaped bungalows. After around 20 years of use, the tall blocks, Holme Park Court and Bishop's Court, had to be stripped of asbestos.

Whilst Berry Brow had earlier boasted many more shops it did continue to have a post office, bakery, and fish and chip shop beyond its major changes, but sadly these have all disappeared in recent years, leaving little but hairdressers, a chiropodist's shop and a couple of takeaways. A convenience store has however reopened.
Bridge Street, Berry Brow
Berry Brow's station on the Penistone Line between Huddersfield and Sheffield was reopened in 1989 as a single platform with shelter off Birch Road, nearer to the new development than the previous station at Station Lane. A garage and car and van sales business occupies the former goods yard at Station Lane.

The village has a distinctive rocky outcrop, now largely hidden by trees, at Deadmanstone.

Around Berry Brow

Berry Brow has a convenience store in Waingate.

Berry Brow has takeaways serving Asian and Italian cuisine in Waingate and a chicken takeaway at Robin Hood Hill.

Pubs in the area are The Golden Fleece at Robin Hood Hill and The Railway in School Lane. Berry Brow Liberal Club is in Parkgate.

A well-established Indian restaurant occupies the former Black Bull pub building on the main A616 Woodhead Road in Berry Brow.

Berry Brow Infant and Nursery School is in Birch Road.  Berry Brow Infant and Nursery School website

Berry Brow Methodist Church and Community Centre is in Birch Road, Berry Brow.  Huddersfield Methodist Circuit - Berry Brow web page

Berry Brow AFC are in the Huddersfield and District Association Football League and play at Berry Brow recreation ground at Bridge Street.  Berry Brow AFC social media page

Local government

Civil parish council

There is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Huddersfield County Borough.

Metropolitan district council

Armitage Bridge is in the Newsome ward of Kirklees Council.
 Kirklees Council website


Berry Brow station Birch Road

The station is served by trains on the Penistone Line operating to the villages and towns between Huddersfield and Sheffield via Denby Dale, Penistone, Barnsley and Meadowhall.
Huddersfield > Berry Brow ~ 5 min

 Northern - Berry Brow Station and departure information at Northern website.

Bus services

306 Every day and evenings

Huddersfield Bus station - Newsome Newsome Road, Newsome Church, Newsome Road South - Berry Brow Station Penistone line - Taylor Hill Taylor Hill Road, Blue Bell Hill - Newsome Blagden Lane, Edale Avenue, Towngate, Church Lane, Newsome Road - Huddersfield Bus station

Timetable at  Metro


Huddersfield Bus station - Primrose Hill Cross Lane* - Newsome - Berry Brow Waingate and Parkgate - Hangingstone Road* - Honley Bridge - Honley village centre, Bradshaw Road

- Oldfield - Netherthong - Holme Valley Memorial Hosp. - Thongsbridge - Holmfirth Bus sta.

Route variations occur without there being distinguishing route numbers.
• Services continuing beyond Honley to Holmfirth are generally alternate buses Monday to Saturday daytime.
• Services terminating at Honley are alternate buses Monday to Saturday daytime, Monday to Saturday evening buses and Sunday buses.
• Services operate either via Stile Common Road, via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Lockwood Scar or directly via Newsome Road to Newsome. Buses operating via Cross Lane are mainly those to and from Holmfirth during Monday to Saturday daytime and Honley services only during the evening and all Sunday.
• Some outbound buses operate via Hanging Stone Road between Berry Brow and Honley. These are generally the same as those operating via Cross Lane, except on Sundays when only evening buses operate via Hanging Stone Road.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

354 Monday to Saturday daytime (See also 355). No Sunday service

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Lowerhouses - Longley - Castle Hill at Ashes Lane / High Lane - Hall Bower High Lane, Hall Bower Lane - Berry Brow
Waingate -
Station Lane, Berry Brow station Penistone Line, Birch Road -
Armitage Bridge Bank Foot Lane - Netherton Marten Drive, Delph Lane, Netherton Moor Road, Falconers Ride, Hawkroyd Bank Road, Moor Lane - South Crosland

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

via Woodhead Road and Parkgate only:


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Woodhead Road - Thongsbridge - at Woodhead Road/Huddersfield Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Scholes - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill - Wooldale New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Hinchliffe Mill Woodhead Road - Holmbridge - Holme

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

315 Monday to Fridays, two journeys each way. Saturday one early morning journey to Huddersfield

Honley at Honley Bridge - Berry Brow Golden Fleece - Huddersfield

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill - Holmfirth Road - Wooldale New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead

No longer operates via Royds Avenue. Runs from New Mill to Holmfirth via Holmfirth Road/New Mill Road.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

X49 Monday to Fridays (and Saturday, one journey)

Huddersfield Bus station - Fartown Bradford Road - Bradley Bar - Brighouse

Monday to Friday: Two early morning journeys to Brighouse. Two afternoon/early evening journeys to Huddersfield.
Saturday: One morning journey to Brighouse.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

Road Travel

Berry Brow is on the A616 Woodhead Road / Parkgate about 2 miles from Huddersfield town centre. Much of the village is on the hillside above the main road, reached via Waingate.

Other places near Berry Brow: Armitage Bridge Honley Netherton Newsome Lockwood

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