Honley Church Street, Honley Westgate, Honley Honley is a large village in the Holme Valley 3 miles south of Huddersfield town centre (4.5 miles by road) and 2 miles north of Holmfirth (3 miles by road).

The village centre is perched above the western side of the Holme Valley, but Honley also extends to the eastern side of the River Holme, where Station Road leads to Honley station and Honley High School. Between is Honley Bridge, the area around the crossing point of the River Holme, which today has two bridges.

For more than 100 years the village of Honley has been behind a major agricultural show, the Honley Show. In 2000, the show moved a couple of miles from Honley to a location between the villages of Farnley Tyas and Thurstonland. In 2021, however, it returned to its 1921 roots for a centenary celebration at Honley Cricket Club and Recreation Ground. In 2022 a showground at Wilshaw was used. In 2023, it is going back to the large showground site at Farnley Tyas for a show to be held on July 1, 2023.
 Honley Show website.

Some of the old routes of Honley can still be explored, including the cobbled Church Street, once the main street of the village, with some houses bearing a late 17th century date on the stone frontage.

The present day main street, Westgate, is a stark contrast. The village expanded massively in the latter part of the 20th century on to the agricultural moorland above the village and there is now a seemingly incessant flow of vehicles on Westgate, making the minor road almost seem like an A-road, particularly at around the end of the school day.

For those stopping in one of the small parking areas or even arriving in the village centre on foot or by bus, Honley has an excellent range of shops and local services, covering just about every need.

Around Honley

Shops in Honley village centre are mostly around Westgate, but extend to the roundabout at Moor Bottom. They include convenience stores, a butcher, florist, a shoe shop, ladieswear and accessories, flooring and rugs, an art gallery, hair and beauty salons and charity shops. Insurance, legal and funeral services are also covered. There are also a few shops outside the village centre, including a food store in Meltham Road.
Honley post office is closed. (As at January 2023)
Honley has a building society office at Market Place.
Jacobs Well is in Woodhead Road. The Allied is in Church Street. The Foresters Arms is in Bradshaw Road.
Honley has a range of restaurants covering most tastes, including traditional, Indian, Chinese and a tapas bar, and there is a cafe at the art gallery.
The village has a selection of outlets offering takeaways. Fish and chips, pizzas, kebabs, curries and burgers, Chinese and Indian are all available.
Honley has a library in West Avenue. The library is supported by the Friends of Honley Library.  Friends of Honley Library website

Southgate Theatre, Honley The village has its own theatre, Southgate Theatre, the home of Honley Players.  Southgate Theatre website
Honley Village Hall Honley Village Hall is at Moorbottom. The hall is maintained by the Honley Village Community Trust.  Honley Village Community Trust website
Honley Football Club has two teams in the Huddersfield and District Association Football League and is based at Neiley Playing Fields, New Mill Road, Honley.  Honley Football Club social media page
Honley Junior Football Club is a community club with groups from under-6s to under-18s and play in the Huddersfield and District Junior Football League.  Honley Junior Football Club website
Honley Cricket Club is based at Far End Lane, Honley.  Honley Cricket Club website
Honley High School is at Station Road.  Honley High School website

Honley CE (VC) Junior, Infant and Nursery School combines the junior school at Jagger Lane and infant school at School Street.  Honley CE (VC) JI&N School website

The Honley Village Community Trust is a local charity aiming for the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the village and its surroundings. The Trust owns Magdale Fields, a local beauty spot which was saved from development, together with Magdale Dam. Volunteers help maintain them as open spaces accessible to the public.  Honley Village Community Trust website
Woodhead Road and Eastgate bridge the River Holme at Honley Bridge.
St Mary's Church, Honley St Mary's Church, Honley, is in Church Street.  Parish of Honley with Brockholes website

Trinity Church Honley, a combined Methodist / United Reformed Church, is at Moor Bottom.  Trinity Church Honley website

Honley is in the Holme Valley North ward of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.  Kirklees Council website

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


Honley station

Honley Station Station Road

The station is about 15 minutes walk from the centre of the village and near to Honley High School. It is served by trains on the Penistone Line operating to the villages and towns between Huddersfield and Sheffield.

 Northern - Honley Station and departure information at Northern website.

Bus services


Huddersfield Bus station - Primrose Hill Cross Lane* - Newsome - Berry Brow Waingate and Parkgate - Hangingstone Road* - Honley Bridge - Honley village centre, Bradshaw Road

- Oldfield - Netherthong - Holme Valley Memorial Hosp. - Thongsbridge - Holmfirth Bus sta.

Route variations occur without there being distinguishing route numbers.
• Services continuing beyond Honley to Holmfirth are generally alternate buses Monday to Saturday daytime.
• Services terminating at Honley are alternate buses Monday to Saturday daytime, Monday to Saturday evening buses and Sunday buses.
• Services operate either via Stile Common Road, via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Lockwood Scar or directly via Newsome Road to Newsome. Buses operating via Cross Lane are mainly those to and from Holmfirth during Monday to Saturday daytime and Honley services only during the evening and all Sunday.
• Some outbound buses operate via Hanging Stone Road between Berry Brow and Honley. These are generally the same as those operating via Cross Lane, except on Sundays when only evening buses operate via Hanging Stone Road.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

309 Monday to Friday, one journey each way. Saturday, two journeys each way

Honley Station Penistone Line, Honley Bridge, Westgate (village centre), Moor Bottom, Roundway, Stony Lane, Springfield Avenue, Long Lane, Oldfield Road, Upper Hagg Road - Deanhouse Dean Brook Road - Netherthong Dean Avenue, Denham Drive, West End, Town Gate, New Road - Holmfirth Bus station

Hail and ride service on some sections of route.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport


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

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill - Wooldale New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Hinchliffe Mill Woodhead Road - Holmbridge - Holme

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

315 Monday to Fridays, two journeys each way. Saturday one early morning journey to Huddersfield

Honley at Honley Bridge - Berry Brow Golden Fleece - Huddersfield

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


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill - Holmfirth Road - Wooldale New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead

No longer operates via Royds Avenue. Runs from New Mill to Holmfirth via Holmfirth Road/New Mill Road.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

911 Monday to Saturday

Meltham Morrisons and village turning circle - Wilshaw - Honley Village centre, Honley Bridge and station Penistone Line -

then alternating route
- Farnley Tyas - Thurstonland - Brockholes - or
- Brockholes - Thurstonland - Farnley Tyas -

- Honley Station Penistone Line, Honley Bridge and village centre - Wilshaw - Meltham Village turning circle and Morrisons

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

937 Infrequent service. Monday to Friday: Marsden - Honley. Saturday: Marsden - Meltham Morrisons only

Marsden Dirker, Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester, village centre, Meltham Road - Holt Head - Meltham Morrisons*, village centre - Meltham Mills - Honley village centre, Honley Bridge

* Terminates at Meltham Morrisons on Saturdays
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

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

Honley has HD9 postcode addresses for which Holmfirth is the postal town. Unless you place total dependance on a fully correct postcode, a line with the Honley village name on is still an essential part of the address as there are many duplicate street names within the postal area, eg Station Road, Station Lane, School Street and Huddersfield Road.

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