Birds Edge

Birds EdgeSundial and Village Hall, BirdsedgeBirdsedge MillBirds Edge, also written as Birdsedge but always said Birds Edge, is a small village 6 miles south-south-east of Huddersfield town centre (9 miles by road).

The village is around a mile from the source of the River Dearne and on the main route between Huddersfield and Penistone.

Birds Edge is a small rural community but has a textile mill, Birdsedge Mill. It also became known as Hinchliffe's Mill as one of the mills of yarn spinners Z Hinchliffe and Sons Ltd, a family business based in Denby Dale which traces its roots to 1766 and now has global respect for lambswool, cashmere, camel hair and angora products.

Birdsedge Village Hall aims to promote a community spirit and provide a social hub for everyone within the village and the surrounding areas. The hall was built in 1851 and extended in 1870 for use as the village school until 1911. After periods as a village club and club for local wartime servicemen, the hall became disused in the 1950s. Village fundraising and volunteer renovation efforts saw it return to community use in the early 1970s and further renovations were completed in 2009. Among its regular activities are pilates classes, whist drives and quizzes.

Just across the river from the centre of Birds Edge is the hamlet of Park Head, where there was once a pub The Crown.

Around Birds Edge

Birdsedge Village Hall is in Penistone Road.  Birdsedge Village Hall website

Birds Edge Wesleyan Reform Church is in Birds Edge Lane.

Birdsedge First School is in Penistone Road.  Birdsedge First School website

Penistone Road and The Old Bridge bridge the River Dearne in Birds Edge.

Local government

Civil parish council

Birds Edge is in the Denby and Cumberworth ward of the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council.
 Denby Dale Parish Council website

Metropolitan district council

Birds Edge is in the Denby Dale ward of Kirklees Council
 Kirklees Council website


Bus services

D3 Monday - Saturday daytime

D3 at Upper DenbyHuddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo Morrisons - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Lepton Highgate Crescent, Rowley Lane - Kirkburton North Road, Riley Lane - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Marsh Lane, The Sovereign crossroads - Birds Edge - High Flatts - Upper Denby - Lower Denby - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

Road travel

The A629 Penistone Road runs through the village.

Other places near Upper Denby: Denby Dale High Flatts Upper Denby

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