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Bradley is one of the largest districts of Huddersfield around 3 miles north east of Huddersfield town centre.

Bradley is to the west of the River Colne at the end of the Colne Valley and south of the River Calder.

Bradley expanded rapidly as a residential area and with new business sites in the mid to late 20th century.

It has housing built as a model early council estate with wide grass verges, estates of modern housing, Victorian homes and parts of the original village of Bradley.

The area has large industrial units, small business and office parks, a farm shop and farmland used for grazing cattle, sports fields, woods, a waste tip, a municipal golf course and Kirklees Council's horticultural nursery.

The M62, busy roads, suburban streets, quiet old lanes and greenways pass through Bradley, there is a railway junction and it is where the Huddersfield Broad Canal joins the River Calder.

Bradley's original Anglican Church, built in 1863, is now used as gymnasium. It is in Station Road, Bradley, the road leading to the village station which closed in 1950.

The present St Thomas' Church is a multifunctional building built in 1974 in St Thomas Gardens, off Bradley Road.

Bradley Wood is the location of a Scout campsite, although the wood was dissected from Bradley by the opening of the M62 in 1970 and can now only be reached from Bradley by footbridge. Road access is from the Brighouse end of Shepherds Thorn Lane.

Bradley used to have a hospital, which was known as Bradley Wood Sanitorium through much of its life from 1917 to 1978. For many years it accommodated tuberculosis patients. The hospital was in the area surrounded by Screamer Wood, Dyson Wood and Bradley Gate Wood. Like several other hospitals in the Huddersfield area it was closed so that its site could be used for housing development.

NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group has its headquarters in Bradley.

Around Bradley

Development in Bradley over the years has left it without any distinct centre. There are various shops around the area, including clusters around the junction of Leeds Road and Bradley Road, around the Tesco Express store in Leeds Road and a row of shops at Copthorne Gardens in Keldregate. There is a farm shop in Bradley Road near Bradley Bar, the roundabout junction with Bradford Road.
Bradley has a pharmacy at Copthorne Gardens in Keldregate.
Bradley post office is now in Leeds Road.
The High Park is in Bradley Road, opposite the Bradley Park golf course entrance. The White Cross Inn is in Bradley Road, near the junction with Leeds Road. Bradley and Colnebridge WMC is in Colne Bridge Road.
Bradley has takeaways offering, fish and chips, pizzas, balti, fried chicken, chinese meals and sandwiches.
Bradley Park Golf Course, operated by Kirklees Active Leisure, is off Bradley Road.
All Saints Catholic College is in Bradley Road near Bradley Bar.  All Saints Catholic College website

St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School is in Sherwood Avenue.  St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School website

St Thomas Church is in St Thomas Gardens.  St Thomas Bradley website

Bradley Methodist Church is in Bradley Road.  Huddersfield Methodist Circuit - Bradley web page

Bradley is in the Ashbrow ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees  Kirklees Council website

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


Although at the junction of two rail routes, there is no railway station at Bradley. The nearest station is at Deighton.

Bus Travel

Buses below operate via Leeds Road, Bradley


Huddersfield Bus station - Deighton Leeds Road - Bradley Leeds Road -
Mirfield Stocks Bank Road, Kitson Hill Road, Old Bank Road, Greenside Road, Dunbottle Lane, Flash Lane -
Ravensthorpe North Road, Huddersfield Road -
Dewsbury - Hanging Heaton - Shaw Cross - Woodkirk - Tingley Dewsbury Road -
White Rose Centre - Beeston Hill Dewsbury Road - Leeds

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  Arriva Yorkshire


Huddersfield Bus station - Deighton Leeds Road - Bradley Leeds Road -
Mirfield Stocks Bank Road, Nab Lane, Nettleton Road, Huddersfield Road -
Ravensthorpe Huddersfield Road -
Dewsbury - Earlsheaton - Shaw Cross - Woodkirk - Tingley Dewsbury Road -
White Rose Centre - Beeston Hill Dewsbury Road - Leeds

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  Arriva Yorkshire

228 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Deighton Leeds Road - Bradley Leeds Road -
Roberttown - Liversedge - Cleckheaton - Brighouse

Some journeys continue from Cleckheaton with Brighouse the destination.
This is not a direct route from Huddersfield to Brighouse (see X63, 363 or train).

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  Arriva Yorkshire


Huddersfield Bus station - Deighton Leeds Road - Bradley Leeds Road - Hartshead -
Heckmondwike - Birstall - Gildersome Street Lane, Town Street - Wortley - Leeds

Some journeys operate only between Heckmondwike and Leeds.

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  Arriva Yorkshire

Buses below operate via Alandale Road/Keldregate, Bradley


Crosland Moor Balmoral Avenue - Thornton Lodge - Longroyd Bridge - Huddersfield - Hillhouse - Fartown - Sheepridge - Deighton - Bradley Keldregate, Bradley Road, Alandale Road

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

349 Monday to Friday

Halifax - Southowram - Brighouse - Rastrick - Bradley

Brighouse to Bradley section withdrawn and service renumbered HX2 from July 25, 2022.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

Road travel

The A62 Leeds Road from Huddersfield passes through the eastern side of Bradley.

The A6107 Bradley Road starts at Leeds Road in Bradley and passes through the northern side of Bradley towards Rastrick and Elland.

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

13 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
16 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
17 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
24 min Leeds General Infirmary
24 min Bradford Royal Infirmary
27 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
28 min Royal Oldham Hospital
34 min Barnsley Hospital
42 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
49 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Random point in time survey (Bradley: Sun Jan 23, 2016, 09.17). Times may considerably vary according to traffic, particularly at peak commuter hours, and trans-Pennine weather conditions. PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK CURRENT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. See different results in eg. Almondbury, Denby Dale, Honley, Holme, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Marsden, Meltham, New Mill, Slaithwaite. Note: ~ While A&E exists at Dewsbury and District Hospital it is planned to be downgraded starting autumn 2016 to spring 2017 such that if you attend the A&E department at Dewsbury but you need to be admitted for specialist treatment then you will be transferred to Pinderfields.

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