Golcar


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Golcar is an attractive village about three miles west of Huddersfield noted for its tiers of weaver's cottages on the hillside above the Colne Valley.

The village is the location of the Colne Valley Museum which tells the story of the early textile industry and life in the Colne Valley.

Golcar Lily Day is an annual community get-together in May supported by a host of fundaraising events through the year.  Golcar Lily Day website

Around Golcar

Most of the village's shops are around Town End and include a Co-operative store, gift shop, charity shop, hairdressers and beauty shop, butchers and patesserie but there are also other small shops and businesses scattered around the village.
The village has a post office at Town End.
Golcar has a pharmacy at Town End.
Pubs and bars in Golcar are The Rising Sun in Leymoor Road, The Commercial in Swallow Lane, The Rose and Crown in Knowl Road and Junction One cafe bar in Knowl Road. The Golcar Royal British Legion Club is in Scar Lane.
Golcar has a cafe and take away at Swallow Lane and a wine bar and restaurant at Town End.
Colne Valley Museum is at Cliffe Ash. It tells the story of the early textile industry and life in the Colne Valley from a row of traditional weavers' cottages, featuring a loom chamber, spinning and cropping rooms. The museum also has a period living room and wash kitchen of around 1850 and a clog-makers' workshop. The museum, run by volunteers, often has demonstrations of the crafts. The museum also has an exhibition room, children's corner, arranges school and group visits and has occasional themed events. The museum is generally open to the public on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons. Details can be found on its website.  Colne Valley Museum website
Golcar Junior Infant and Nursery School is in Manor Road, Golcar.  Golcar Junior Infant and Nursery School website

Beech Primary in Beech Avenue, Golcar, is part of Royds Hall Community School in Paddock.  Royds Hall Community School website

St John's CE (VA) J&I School is in Fieldhead, off Leymoor Road, Golcar.  St John's CE (VA) J&I School website

St John the Evangelist Church, consecrated in 1830, is in Church Street.  St John's Church, Golcar website

Golcar Providence Methodist Church is in Knowl Road.  Huddersfield Methodist Circuit - Golcar Providence web page

Golcar Baptist Church is in Chapel Lane.

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

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


Travel

Golcar has no railway station.

Bus services

301

Huddersfield - Springwood - Paddock Heaton Road, Church Street, Lowergate -
Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane -
Golcar Scar Lane, Knowl Road, Church Street, Town End, Leymoor Road, Sycamore Avenue -
Milnsbridge Greenway, Royd Street, Crow Lane, Savile Street -
Paddock Lowergate, Church Street, Heaton Road - Springwood - Huddersfield

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

302

Huddersfield - Springwood - Paddock Heaton Road, Church Street, Lowergate -
Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane, Crow Lane, Royd Street, Greenway -
Golcar Sycamore Avenue, Leymoor Road, Town End, Church Street, Knowl Road, Scar Lane -
Milnsbridge Scar Lane, Crow Lane, Savile Street -
Paddock Lowergate, Church Street, Heaton Road - Springwood - Huddersfield

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

303

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane - Golcar Scar Lane, Knowl Road, Church Street, Town End, Swallow Lane - Bolster Moor - Scapegoat Hill

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

304

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane - Golcar Britannia Road, Station Road, James Street, Knowl Road, Church Street, Town End, Swallow Lane - Bolster Moor - Scapegoat Hill

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

394 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane - Golcar Scar Lane, James Street, Brook Lane - Wellhouse - Slaithwaite Carr Lane, Britannia Road to Tudor Street

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

395 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane, Britannia Road - Golcar Fernlea Grove, Station Road, Brook Lane - Wellhouse - Slaithwaite Carr Lane, Britannia Road to Tudor Street

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

396 Monday to Saturday evening and Sunday daytime

Huddersfield - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane, Britannia Road - Golcar Station Road, Brook Lane - Wellhouse - Slaithwaite New Street, Market Place, Bank Gate - Wilberlee

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

Road travel

Golcar can be reached by minor roads about one mile from the A62 Manchester Road at Milnsbridge which is signposted towards Oldham from the Huddersfield ring road.

Golcar can also be reached by hilly and narrow minor roads about one mile from the A640 New Hey Road near Outlane, but these do not provide access for large vehicles.



Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

11 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
22 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
33 min Royal Oldham Hospital
37 min Leeds General Infirmary
37 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
37 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
38 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
41 min Bradford Royal Infirmary
45 min Barnsley Hospital
60 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Random point in time survey (Golcar: Mon Feb 22, 2016, 09.22). 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, Denby Dale, 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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