Butcher's Arms and Towngate, Hepworth Holy Trinity Church, Hepworth Towngate, Hepworth Hepworth from above Hepworth Village Hall


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Hepworth is a village about 6 miles south of Huddersfield town centre (7.5 miles by road) and 1.5 miles south east of Holmfirth.

It is situated on the hillside above the valley of Rakes Dike, which becomes Jackson Bridge Dike and New Mill Dike before flowing into the River Holme.

The rural village with a narrow main street can be reached by winding country lanes which were clearly set in their course in days before the traffic of the village's recent housing expansion.

Hepworth has a strong sense of community, reflected in the activities in its village hall, its football team and its own brass band.

A brass band was formed in the village in 1882 and has won a string of prestigious prizes over the years.

A regular event in the village is Hepworth Feast, a procession from the village which is held on the last Monday of June each year. The event is said to have had its origins as a thanksgiving for the cessation of the 1665 plague which claimed many lives in Hepworth.

Hepworth grew as a farming community and woollen textiles also played a very important part in village life for many years. Dobroyd Mills, a large textile mill between Hepworth and neighbouring Jackson Bridge had origins dating back to 1829. Recently there has been clearance of the mill site for major redevelopment proposals including new housing.

Around Hepworth

The Butchers Arms in Towngate is the village pub. It featured in several episodes of the BBC TV comedy Last of the Summer wine, which was filmed around the Holmfirth area over 37 years before it came to an end in 2010.
Hepworth Village Hall is in Towngate and is the venue for film nights and live entertainment, Hepworth Players, a badminton club, Hepworth Art Group and a Ladies Who Stitch group.  Hepworth Village Hall website
Hepworth United Football Club have well over 100 years of football history behind them and is in Huddersfield and District league division one. The club also has ladies and junior teams.  Hepworth United FC web pages
Hepworth Junior and Infant School is in Maingate.  Hepworth Junior and Infant School website

Hepworth Pre-school and Out of School Club is based in the Village Hall in Towngate.
 Hepworth Pre-school and Out of School Club social media page

Holy Trinity Church is in Dean Bridge Lane. The parish also includes Scholes and Jackson Bridge.  Holy Trinity Church website
Holmfirth is in the Holme Valley South ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the civil parish run by Holme Valley Parish Council.  Holme Valley Parish Council website

Hepworth has HD9 postcode addresses for which Holmfirth is the postal town. Unless you place total dependance on a full correct postcode, a line with the Hepworth village name on is still an essential part of the address as there are many duplicate street names within the postal area, eg Towngate.


Bus services


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Woodhead Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Scholes - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

H7 Infrequent Monday-Friday service - see timetable

Holmfirth Bus station - New Mill - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth - Scholes Moor - Hade Edge - Dunford Road - Holmfirth

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

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

28 min Barnsley Hospital
29 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
37 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
40 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
41 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
43 min Royal Oldham Hospital
43 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
48 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
52 min Leeds General Infirmary
65 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Hepworth: Tue Jan 26, 2016, 17.17). 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, 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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