Housing from several eras has gradually filled the area surrounding Cowlersley Lane, which runs from Milnsbridge towards the upper part of Linthwaite and Blackmoorfoot. The route rises above old quarries excavated from the main Manchester Road which runs along the Colne Valley. The area is beneath the hillside of
James Harold Wilson, who was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976 and later Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, was born in Cowlersley.
Around CowlersleyCowlersley has an off-licence in Mount Street and a convenience store in Cowlersley Lane. Other services in the area include dog and cat grooming, a vehicle repair garage and a funeral home.
Cowlersley Pharmacy is in Manchester Road.
A Chinese and Thai takeaway is situated in Manchester Road and a Hong Kong takeaway in Cowlersley Lane, near Yew Tree Lane.
Woodside Green (formerly Cowlersley Primary School) is in Main Avenue, Cowlersley.
Civil parish councilThere is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Huddersfield County Borough.
Metropolitan district councilCowlersley is in the Golcar ward of Kirklees Council.
Kirklees Council website
via Cowlersley Lane:
Monday to Saturday daytime
via Manchester Road:
Every day until early evening ♣
♣ An evening return journey is operated by Nexus Move Mon-Sat between Oldham and Marsden only.
Typical journey time: Huddersfield - Oldham 1hour 22min
Every day until late
Road travelCowlersley is off the
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