Edgerton

Edgerton Road, EdgertonSituated just a mile from the town centre and with no distinct village or district centre, Edgerton grew as an edge-of-town residential area during the massive 19th century expansion of Huddersfield and after the time the turnpike road to Halifax was rerouted, around 1820.

The leafy district has stone-built houses and villas which are mostly from early in the Victorian era. Many have sizeable grounds and competing architectural styles. There was particular growth in the area between the 1850s and 1870s.

Further growth in the 20th century saw the fringes of Edgerton merge into neighbouring districts, particularly Marsh. Now development of what was open space at Clayton Fields could soon see Edgerton more substantially merge into neighbouring Birkby, despite an epic planning battle by local residents.

At the edge of the area nearest to Huddersfield town centre, Edgerton Cemetery is the town's main cemetery.

A shelter dating from 1896, now used as a bus shelter, is a legacy of the age when Huddersfield Corporation used to operate trams throughout the town between the early 1880s and 1940.

Around Edgerton

The Mount School is an independent school at Binham Road, Edgerton.
 The Mount School website


Local government

Civil parish council

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

Metropolitan district council

Edgerton is in Greenhead ward of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.
 Kirklees Council website


Travel

Bus services

Elland Line X1 Replaces 503 from February 18, 2024

Huddersfield Bus station - Edgerton - Birchencliffe - Ainley Top Halifax Road (steps to village) - Elland - Halifax

Unlike previous 503 service, the X1 no longer operates via West Vale. See 501 for alternative.
This new X1 First service should not be confused with the existing X1 Holmfirth - Wakefield Team Pennine service nor the HX1 Halifax - Norwood Green service.

Journeys Huddersfield - Halifax typically take around 40 minutes but some are timetabled longer at times when traffic is busy.

TRAVEL TIP: If making the full journey between Huddersfield and Halifax train services take 22 minutes.


Timetable at  Metro    Search for operator's information at  First


Road travel

Edgerton is on the A629 Edgerton Road, which is New North Road signposted towards Halifax from Huddersfield ring road.



Other places near Edgerton: Birchencliffe Birkby Marsh Lindley

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