The district first emerged from the building of a large council housing estate in the mid 20th century, but most of this has been demolished and replaced with modern housing. Part of the new estate became known to some as Ferndale.
Brackenhall is the home of the children's hospice in the Huddersfield area, the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, at Russell House, in Fell Greave Road.
Around BrackenhallBrackenhall has a newsagent and convenience store in Norfolk Avenue. Asda has its largest supermarket in the Huddersfield area off Bradford Road, Brackenhall.
There is a pharmacy at the Asda supermarket.
Northfield Hall is a community hall in Norfolk Avenue run by the Brackenhall Community Trust.
Brackenhall United Reformed Church shares the same building as Northfield Hall in Norfolk Avenue.
Other facilities, including schools adjoining the area, can be found in nearby
Civil parish councilThere is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Huddersfield County Borough.
Metropolitan district councilBrackenhall is in the Ashbrow ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.
Kirklees Council website
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385 is reverse of 384 route above.
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