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Denby Dale

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Denby Dale is a village 7.3 miles south east of Huddersfield in the Dearne Valley. The distance by road is 9.6 miles.

The village also lends its name to the civil parish covering several surrounding villages and hamlets and run as Denby Dale Parish Council, although its office is in the village of Skelmanthorpe.

The Denby Dale Viaduct spanning the valley of the River Dearne is the most distinctive feature of the village, which is famous for a succession of world-beating giant meat and potato pies.

The village's pie-making tradition has been continued since 1788. The dish from a pie made on September 5, 1964, can be found outside the Denby Dale Pie Hall, a village hall in Wakefield Road, built using the proceeds of a 6½ ton pie. The previous pie had celebrated the Queen's Coronation in 1953 and before that, in 1928, the people of Denby Dale rallied to the support of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with a pie to support medical services at the hospital.

The biggest meat and potato pie to be paraded through Denby Dale was the 12 tonne Millennium Pie in 2000. Since then, in 2012, the famous pie made in 1887 for the Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee was recreated for the Channel 5 TV programme The Great Northern Cookbook. This time it was properly cooked, unlike the rancid original which had to be buried in the woods.

Denby Dale still shows it can cater for just about anything as it offers villagers, and those passing through, a slice of everything they might need as the shopping section below reveals.

Other landmarks in the village include the Centenary Methodist Church in Cumberworth Lane. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1799 and enlarged in 1839.

Holy Trinity Church, Denby Dale The village's Anglican church, Holy Trinity, was built in the late 1930s, its foundation stone being laid in 1938. The church can be found at the end of Norman Road.

Denby Dale Industrial Estate is off Wakefield Road, near to the viaduct, and Hartcliffe Mills lay just beyond the viaduct from the village.

Around Denby Dale

Springfield Mill, Denby Dale Most of the village shops are stretched along one side of Wakefield Road with on-street parking alongside them, but head down Norman Road and you will find the village shopping centre offering many otherwise hard to find services in the old-world charm of the converted Springfield Mill. There's a wide range of shopping for such a small village with shops in Wakefield Road including a village store, butcher, baker, newsagent, greengrocer and deli. There's also a florist, gift shop, hobby shop, book shop, hair and beauty shops and clothes shops including children's wear, bridal wear and a charity shop.
Goods on offer at Springfield Mill are too numerous to mention here but include everything from shoes to toys and wine to wedding cakes.
More services can be found at the industrial estate, including a pet store and outlets for interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and signs.

Denby Dale has a pharmacy in Wakefield Road next to the local surgery.
Denby Dale Post Office is in Wakefield Road.
Denby Dale Community Library The Denby Dale Community Project has created a new community building in Wakefield Road which incorporates a library run in partnership with Kirklees Library Services and a cafe and gift shop run by Kirkwood Hospice. Opening times can be found at the  Denby Dale Community Library social media page.
The White Hart pub is in Wakefield Road in the centre of the village.
Denby Dale Club or 'The Dale Club' is in Norman Road.

In addition to a fish and chip shop, there are takeaways offering chinese cuisine, tandoori, kebabs, burgers, pizzas and sandwiches.
Denby Dale Tea Room opens daily in the centre of the village and has a tea garden. The village also has a tandoori restaurant and food at the village pubs. Kirkwood Hopsice operate a cafe at the community library.
Denby Dale Cricket Club was founded in 1891. It plays in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League and also caters for juniors from Under-9s upwards. It is based in Wakefield Road, Denby Dale.
Denby Dale First and Nursery School is in Gilthwaites Lane.  Denby Dale First and Nursery School website
Holy Trinity Church is at Norman Road.  CofE Holy Trinity Church web pages  Holy Trinity Church social media page

Denby Dale Methodist Church is at Cumberworth Lane.  Denby Dale Methodist Church web page

Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel is at Barnsley Road.  Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel website

Denby Dale has bridges over the River Dearne.
Denby Dale is in the Denby Dale ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the Denby and Cumberworth ward of the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council.  Denby Dale Parish Council website


Denby Dale station

The village railway station, up Wood Lane near the viaduct, has services to Huddersfield and to Penistone, Barnsley and Sheffield along the Penistone Line and offers a connecting point for bus services.

Huddersfield > Denby Dale ~ 30 minutes. Sheffield > Denby Dale ~ 48-54 minutes.

 Northern - Denby Dale Station and departure information at Northern 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

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

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

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

94 94A 94B Monday to Friday, two journeys to Denby Dale

Denby Dale Station Penistone line - Denby Dale - Lower Denby - Cawthorne Naylors - Cannon Hall Farm - Cawthorne Village Hall - Barugh Green - Barnsley General Hospital - Barnsley Interchange

Timetable (from July 24, 2022) at  Travel South Yorkshire.    Operator: Globe Coaches.

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

350 Thursday and Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - The Sovereign crossroads - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale - Lower Denby - Upper Denby - Ingbirchworth - Penistone

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

Road Travel

At the edge of Denby Dale the A636 Wakefield Road continues from the A635 Barnsley Road from Holmfirth and passes through the centre of the village.

The A635 Barnsley Road towards Penistone branches off and skirts the edge of Denby Dale at the opposite side of the River Dearne.

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

16 min Barnsley Hospital
27 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
28 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
31 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
33 min Leeds General Infirmary
35 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
42 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
45 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
48 min Royal Oldham Hospital
54 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Denby Dale: Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09.40). 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, Bradley, Honley, Holme, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, 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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