FartownFartownFartown is a large district of Huddersfield about one mile north of the town centre.

Fartown extends to Hillhouse to the south, Birkby to the west and as far as Sheepridge to the north east.

The district offers a mixture of housing, shops and small commercial premises.

Fartown was from 1878 to 1992 the home of the Huddersfield Rugby League team. The team, now known as the Huddersfield Giants, is now based at Huddersfield's stadium, but was previously locally referred to as "Fartown". The ground, off Spaines Road, was used for three Rugby League Challenge Cup final matches in 1908 and 1910, the latter involving a replay. A cricket ground there was also sometimes used for Yorkshire county cricket matches.

While the main railway line still passes to the east of Fartown, there was also a branch line passing through the area which linked to sidings at Hillhouse and the town's gas works. Cuttings along this line were filled in the late 1960s during construction of the Huddersfield ring road and the route now forms part of the Birkby to Bradley greenway cycle route.

Around Fartown

Fartown Bar Fartown has a wide selection of local and small specialist shops, ranging from fashion to computers to DIY. These are mostly based around the traffic light junction of Bradford Road with Spaines Road and Fartown Green Road, known as Fartown Bar. There are other shops, including a newsagent, in the Fartown Green area, along Fartown Green Road. A carpet retailer occupies a building in Fartown Green Road once used by the area's Co-op many years ago. A Seat car dealership is at one corner of the junction at Fartown Bar and there is also a car accessories outlet at the junction of Bradford Road and York Avenue.

A pharmacy is based at Spaines Road, near Fartown Bar.

Fartown Bar Fartown post office is at Bradford Road near the Fartown Bar junction.

The area has a number of sandwich shops, a fish and chip shop and several takeaways catering in most cuisines.

The Harp pub is in Bradford Road, near Fartown Bar.

North Huddersfield Trust School North Huddersfield Trust School, catering for students aged 11 to 16, is based at Woodhouse Hall Road, Fartown.  North Huddersfield Trust School website

Birkby Junior School is in Mead Street, Fartown.  Birkby Junior 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

Fartown is mostly in the Ashbrow ward of Kirklees Council, however an area extending south from the rugby ground and to the west of Bradford Road is in the Greenhead ward.
 Kirklees Council website


Bus services


Crosland Moor Balmoral Avenue - Thornton Lodge - Longroyd Bridge - Huddersfield - Hillhouse - Fartown - Sheepridge - Deighton - Bradley Keldregate, Bradley Road, Alandale Road

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First


360Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Marsh -
Huddersfield - Birkby Wheathouse Road, Birkby Hall Road - Fartown Spaines Road, Fartown Green Road, Woodhouse Hill - Sheepridge Sheepridge Road, Wiggan Lane, New House Road, Bradley Boulevard

No service to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on Saturdays and Sundays from October 29, 2023. Huddersfield town centre - Sheepridge only.

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

X63 Monday to Saturday daytime 363 Early morning, evenings and Sundays

Huddersfield Bus station, Huddersfield rail station - Hillhouse (not X63) - Fartown Bradford Road (X63 from Fartown Bar) - Bradley Bar - Brighouse - Bailiff Bridge - Wyke - Low Moor - Bradford Interchange

X63 operates non-stop between Huddersfield railway station and Fartown Bar in Huddersfield and between Low Moor and Bradford stops only at Smiddles Lane/Mayo Avenue.

Timetable at  Metro    Search for operator's information at  First

384 385 Monday to Saturday daytime

↓ 384 ↑ 385
Huddersfield Bus station -
Birkby Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby Hall Road, Grimscar Avenue, Norwood Road -
Fartown Spaines Road, Greenhouse Road, Cawthorne Avenue, York Avenue -
Cowcliffe Cowcliffe Hill Road, Southlands Drive - Netheroyd Hill - Fixby The Fairway, Broomfield Road, Fixby Road - Bradley Bar
Brackenhall Asda store, Long Hill Road -
Sheepridge Wiggan Lane, Sheepridge Road - Fartown Woodhouse Hill, Abbey Road, Hammond Street - Hillhouse Bradford Road -
Huddersfield Bus station

385 is reverse of 384 route above.
Timetables at  Metro - 384  Metro - 385     Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

X49 Monday to Fridays (and Saturday, one journey)

Huddersfield Bus station - Fartown Bradford Road - Bradley Bar - Brighouse

Monday to Friday: Two early morning journeys to Brighouse. Two afternoon/early evening journeys to Huddersfield.
Saturday: One morning journey to Brighouse.

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

Road travel

Fartown is on the A641 Bradford Road.

Other places near Fartown: Birkby Brackenhall Cowcliffe Fixby Hillhouse Sheepridge

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