Dalton

Long Lane, DaltonBriggate, DaltonRawthorpe and Dalton LibraryWakefield Road, DaltonDalton 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.

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



Local government

Civil parish council

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

Metropolitan district council

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


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

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

via Grosvenor Road and Albany Road:

260

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Grosvenor Road, Albany Road - Kirkheaton - Upper Heaton - Colne Bridge - Roberttown - Liversedge - Cleckheaton

Evening and Sunday journeys withdrawn from February 18, 2024

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  Arriva Yorkshire

261

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Grosvenor Road, Albany Road - Kirkheaton - Upper Heaton - Kirkheaton * Heaton Moor Road - Upper Hopton - Mirfield - Hartshead - Roberttown - Norristhorpe - Heckmondwike - Liversedge - Hightown - Cleckheaton

Some journeys part route: Huddersfield - Heckmondwike.
Evening services part route: Huddersfield - Upper Heaton.
Evening journeys withdrawn from February 18, 2024 except Sundays

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.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

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

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

via Wakefield Road:

Denby Darts D1

D1 at Kirkgate, Huddersfield town centreHuddersfield 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.

Additional peak journeys and retimings from Sunday February 18, 2024

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

D3 Monday - Saturday daytime

D3 at Upper DenbyHuddersfield 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

X41 Monday - Friday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road, Station Road - Lepton Highgate Lane, Rowley Lane, Town End Lane, Botany Lane - Whitley Willows - Houses Hill - Grange Moor - Overton National Coal Mining Museum, Black Bull - Middlestown

Some journeys part route:
Huddersfield - Lepton;
Huddersfield - Grange Moor then direct route back to Lepton on return journey.


Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

231

231 at LeptonHuddersfield 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

New timetable from May 19, 2024.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

232

232 at FlocktonHuddersfield 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

New timetable from May 19, 2024.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

372

372 at AlmondburyAlmondbury Northgate, Southfield Road, Aldonley, Fernside Avenue - Waterloo - Dalton Wakefield Road - Moldgreen - Aspley - Huddersfield Bus station

Timetable at  Metro    Search for operator's 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.



Other places near Dalton: Almondbury Kirkheaton Moldgreen Rawthorpe Waterloo


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