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


Travel

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     Search for operator's information at  First

307 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Newsome Newsome Road, Newsome Road South - Berry Brow Waingate and Parkgate - - Honley Bridge - Honley village centre, Bradshaw Road

307 journeys operate via Newsome Road at Newsome and via Woodhead Road at Berry Brow.
See also 308 Honley and 308 Holmfirth via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill / Newsome.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

308 Huddersfield - Holmfirth — most Monday to Saturday daytime journeys      Huddersfield - Honley — evenings and Sundays and a few other journeys

Huddersfield Bus station - Primrose Hill Cross Lane - Newsome Lockwood Scar, Church Lane, Newsome Road South - Berry Brow Waingate, Parkgate, Hangingstone Road (outbound)* - Honley Bridge - Honley village centre, Bradshaw Road
- Oldfield - Netherthong - Holme Valley Memorial Hospital - Thongsbridge - Holmfirth Bus sta.

Evening and Sunday buses and a few Monday to Friday daytime buses operate only to/from Honley as 308 Honley.
308 operates via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill/Newsome and mostly via Hangingstone Road (outbound)* at Berry Brow.
*operates via Woodhead Road during daytime on Sundays and a weekday afternoon 308 Honley service.

See also 307 Honley via Newsome 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:

310

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

314

314 HolmeHuddersfield 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

316

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

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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