Clayton West Kaye's Millennium Green, Clayton West The former Clayton West Baptist Chapel and Sunday School in High Street dates from 1840 and 1860

Clayton West

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Clayton West is a village on the River Dearne, eight miles south east of Huddersfield (10 miles by road).

Farming, textiles and coal mining were all important to the growth of Clayton West, but Park Mill Colliery in the village closed in 1989.

Packhorse Bridge, River Dearne, Clayton West Kirklees Light Railway The village now has a diverse range of businesses in small business parks with industries ranging from communications to coffee supply, sheet metal and precision engineering to the UK base of a US aerospace servicing company.

The village had a station providing a passenger terminus at the end of a branch from the Huddersfield-Penistone-Sheffield line. This closed in 1983, but the branch has since been reopened as a 15-inch gauge light railway, KLR the Kirklees Light Railway. The station can be accessed from Wakefield Road at the end of Park Mill Way.

Among historic buildings in the village is the former Baptist chapel, in High Street, which was built in 1840 with a Sunday School attached in 1860. The chapel closed in 1993.

Around Clayton West

Clayton West has a village store in High Street. There are also a number of hair and beauty salons in Clayton West, including one in the village's former bank. A garage and tyre outlet is based in Wakefield Road.
There is a fish and chip shop in High Street.
The Junction Inn is in Wakefield Road, near the junction with Long Lane.
The Shoulder of Mutton is in Church Lane.
The Woodman Inn is in Wakefield Road.

Clayton West Darby and Joan Hall is in Church Lane.
Kaye's Millennium Green in Clayton West was given to the village by descendents of John Kaye, a village landowner who built a house known as The Park in the village in around 1830. It was established as the Kaye's Millennium Green in 2000 with the support of lottery funding and has since been maintained as a village park by a charitable trust of volunteers.  Kaye's Millennium Green website

Kaye's First and Nursery School is in Holmfield Road.  Kaye's First and Nursery School website

All Saints' Church, Clayton West All Saints' Church is in Church Lane, Clayton West. The parish church of Clayton West with High Hoyland dates from 1875. The previous place of anglican worship for villagers being the closed All Hallows Church in High Hoyland, about a mile away.  All Saints' Church website.

The United Reformed Church, Clayton West, is in Church Lane was a chapel dating from 1866 but held its final service in 2019. The earliest chapel was built on the site in 1794.

Clayton West Methodist Church is in Wakefield Road.  Clayton West Methodist Church website.

Clayton West is in the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

The village is in the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council. The Denby Dale Parish Council offices are in Skelmanthorpe.  Denby Dale Parish Council website


Bus services

Denby Darts D1

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Highburton - Kirkburton Turnshaw Road, George Street - Shelley Huddersfield Road - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill - Scissett - Kitchenroyd - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

Holmfirth Explorer X1    Daily (until mid-evening Mon-Sat, late afternoon on Sunday)

Holmfirth - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Marsh Lane, Lane Head Lane - Upper Cumberworth -
Denby Dale station Penistone Line - Denby Dale - Lower Cumberworth - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill, Church Lane, High Street, The Green* , Scott Hill, Long Lane - Calder Grove - Wakefield

No services via Kitchenroyd - see D1
Schooltime journeys additionally visit Shelley College and/or Scissett Middle School.
*High Street and The Green at Clayton West served from mid-morning to mid-afternoon only.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

99 Saturday only, three journeys (four between Skelmanthorpe and Denby Dale)

Barnsley Interchange - Wilthorpe - Darton - Kexborough - High Hoyland - Clayton West - Scissett - Skelmanthorpe - Lower Cumberworth - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale Station Penistone line - Denby Dale - Scissett - Clayton West - High Hoyland - Kexborough - Darton - Wilthorpe - Barnsley Interchange

Timetable (from July 16, 2022) at  Travel South Yorkshire.     Timetables at  South Pennine Community Transport

Road travel

Clayton West is near the A636 Wakefield Road about 2.5 miles north-east of Denby Dale.

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