Long Hill Road, BrackenhallRobin Hood Road, BrackenhallNorthfield HallBrackenhall is a mostly residential district about two miles north north east of Huddersfield town centre, to the east of the A641 Bradford Road and to the north west of Sheepridge, from which it extended.

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 Brackenhall

Brackenhall 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.  Northfield Hall website

Brackenhall United Reformed Church shares the same building as Northfield Hall in Norfolk Avenue.  URC - Brackenhall United Reformed Church web page

Other facilities, including schools adjoining the area, can be found in nearby Sheepridge and Deighton.

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

Brackenhall is in the Ashbrow ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.
 Kirklees Council website


Bus services


360Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Marsh -
Huddersfield - Birkby Wheathouse Road, Birkby Hall Road - Fartown Spaines Road, Fartown Green Road, Woodhouse Hill - Sheepridge Sheepridge Road, Wiggan Lane, New House Road, Bradley Boulevard

No service to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on Saturdays and Sundays from October 29, 2023. Huddersfield town centre - Sheepridge only.

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

384 385 Monday to Saturday daytime

↓ 384 ↑ 385
Huddersfield Bus station -
Birkby Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby Hall Road, Grimscar Avenue, Norwood Road -
Fartown Spaines Road, Greenhouse Road, Cawthorne Avenue, York Avenue -
Cowcliffe Cowcliffe Hill Road, Southlands Drive - Netheroyd Hill - Fixby The Fairway, Broomfield Road, Fixby Road - Bradley Bar
Brackenhall Asda store, Long Hill Road -
Sheepridge Wiggan Lane, Sheepridge Road - Fartown Woodhouse Hill, Abbey Road, Hammond Street - Hillhouse Bradford Road -
Huddersfield Bus station

385 is reverse of 384 route above.
Timetables at  Metro - 384  Metro - 385     Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

Other places near Brackenhall: Bradley Deighton Fartown Fixby Sheepridge

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