Long Lane, Dalton

Dalton


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Dalton is a large district of Huddersfield around 1.5 miles east of the town centre.

As an area it is quite difficult to define as it has no distinct centre, nor its own parish church, but Dalton is an old-established area of Huddersfield, mentioned (as Daltone) in the Domesday book of 1086.

Dalton eventually became one of the 'township' or Local Board areas surrounding Huddersfield, bounded by the River Colne and Lees Beck/Fenay Beck and to the south its boundary with Almondbury.

By the 1890s, Moldgreen, which was within the Dalton area, was building up into a distinct district with a school, church and housing etc, but there was little but fields and a scattering of tiny hamlets, isolated mills, farms, cottages and a few large mansions across the very green remainder of the Dalton area.

The hamlets were mainly around old routes from Almondbury via Dalton Bank to Colne Bridge and from Huddersfield to Kirkheaton as well as the present main route through the area from Huddersfield towards Wakefield and Kirkburton.

Dalton appeared in the name of many of the localities, such as the Dalton Dye Works and Dalton Fold, off Carr Green Lane; Dalton Grange, a house above Bradley Mills; Dalton Gardens were near an isolated hotel where the shops of Rawthorpe now are; Dalton Lees Mill was in the area south of the River Colne at the chemical works site; the old Dalton Mills and Dalton Lodge were near the end of Long Lane, near to the junction of Dalton Green Lane which crossed Dalton Green. A hamlet developed at Grove Place around the chapel there and another at Greenside around the Greenside Mills.

Since that time, the farmland has gradually disappeared and the gaps between the hamlets have almost totally gone with the building of estates of houses and other infill development through the 20th century. Rawthorpe, originally just a hall and farm within Dalton has seen a housing estate, a church and schools developed, together with shops, and is usually regarded as the name of the district these days. Waterloo, little more than an Inn in the 1890s, has similarly evolved into a district with the name.

Today references to Dalton are usually to the various parts of the original 'township' which were not absorbed into the other named districts, particularly Moldgreen, Rawthorpe and Waterloo, although there is little to show where these start and finish.

A hospital was developed in Dalton in 1929. The Mill Hill Hospital, at Dalton Green Lane, was originally an isolation hospital until 1948, when it was put to other uses, including geriatric care. It was eventually closed in 1994. A health centre was created on part of the site, which was mostly sold for housing development.

After six years of public fundraising support, Kirkwood Hospice opened in Albany Road, Dalton, in 1987.

Around Dalton

Convenience stores and other local traders can be found at various locations around the Dalton area, with small groups of shops in Long Lane and in Wakefield Road.
The Stag is in Wakefield Road, Dalton. The Black Horse is in Briggate.

Rawthorpe Dalton Library and Information Centre is in Ridgeway, Dalton.
DRAM Sports and Community Centre is off Ridgeway, Dalton.
Dalton School Junior Infant and Nursery is in Mayfield Avenue.  Dalton School website
Most of Dalton falls within the Kirkheaton anglican parish, although the Rawthorpe parish covers an area of Dalton and there is also a church in Moldgreen.

Dalton Baptist Church is in Harp Inge.  Dalton Baptist Church web page

English Martyrs' Church is in Teddington Avenue.  English Martyrs' Church web page

The New Church is in Grove Place.  The New Church web page

St Paul's Methodist Church, often called Dalton St Paul's Methodist Church, is in Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.  Huddersfield Methodist Circuit - Dalton St Paul's web page


Dalton is divided between the Dalton ward (north of Wakefield Road) and Almondbury ward (south of Wakefield Road) of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.  Kirklees Council website

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


Travel

Bus services

via Ridgeway and Long Lane:

371

Dalton Crossley Lane, Long Lane, Ridgeway - Moldgreen - Aspley - Huddersfield - Marsh - Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Lindley

Lindley - Salendine Nook - Oakes - Marsh - Huddersfield - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Ridgeway, Long Lane, Crossley Lane
- Kirkheaton Shop Lane, New Road - Upper Heaton NIGHT BUS (Last bus only to Upper Heaton)

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

via Grosvenor Road and Albany Road:

261 (Mon-Sat until mid-evening, Sunday until late afternoon)-

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Grosvenor Road, Albany Road - Kirkheaton - Upper Heaton - Kirkheaton * Heaton Moor Road - Upper Hopton - Mirfield - Roberttown - Norristhorpe - Heckmondwike - Liversedge - Hightown - Cleckheaton
Loop at Kirkheaton and Upper Heaton is via New Road, Upper Heaton Lane and Moorside Road in both directions.
*Alternate journeys operate from Huddersfield to Upper Heaton only returning via Moorside Road and Town Road at Kirkheaton.

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

Services via Longfield Avenue:

374

Huddersfield Bus Station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Coniston Avenue, Dalton Fold Road, Carr Green Lane, Long Lane, Longfield Avenue, Holays, Cross Fields, Brock, Bank, Coule Royd, Cow Heys, then Circular return via Long Lane to Carr Green Lane.

CT Plus ended its operation of this service on August 5. 2022

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables at  CT Plus

375

Huddersfield Bus Station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Coniston Avenue, Dalton Fold Road, Carr Green Lane, Long Lane, Longfield Avenue, Holays, Cross Fields, Brock, Bank, Coule Royd, Cow Heys, Long Lane, Tolson Crescent, White Rose Avenue, Dalton Green Lane, Albany Road, Edgeware Road, Woodedge Avenue

CT Plus ended its operation of this service on August 5. 2022

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables at  CT Plus

via Wakefield Road:

D3 Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo Morrisons - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Lepton Highgate Crescent, Rowley Lane - Kirkburton North Road, Riley Lane - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Marsh Lane, The Sovereign crossroads - Birds Edge - High Flatts - Upper Denby - Lower Denby - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.


Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

D2 Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Kirkburton Penistone Road - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Abbey Road South, Marsh Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Lower Cumberworth - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line


Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

231

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Tandem - Lepton Greave House Terrace, Highgate Lane, Rowley Lane - Grange Moor - Flockton - Midgley - Netherton (Wakefield district) - Horbury Bridge - Horbury - Wakefield

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

232

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Tandem - Lepton Greave House Terrace, Highgate Lane, Rowley Lane - Flockton Moor - Emley Moor - Emley - Flockton - Overton - Middlestown - Horbury Bridge - Horbury - Wakefield

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

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

Kirkheaton Quick 262 via Waterloo   (Mon-Sat until early evening)

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo Wakefield Road, Waterloo Road - Kirkheaton - Upper Heaton Circular via New Road, Upper Heaton Lane, Moorside Road and Town Road

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

372

Almondbury Northgate, Southfield Road, Aldonley, Fernside Avenue - Waterloo - Dalton Wakefield Road - Moldgreen - Aspley - Huddersfield Westgate - Marsh - Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Lindley

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

399 Saturday and Sunday

University of Huddersfield Queensgate - Huddersfield High Street* - Moldgreen Tolson Museum - Dalton Wakefield Road at Dalton Green Lane - Waterloo Wakefield Road and Morrisons - Storthes Hall Park

Limited stop service. *Stop at High Street on outbound journeys only.
Timetable at  Metro

Road Travel

The A629 Wakefield Road passes through the area.


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