Honley


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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 100 years the village of Honley has been behind a major agricultural show, the Honley Show. The show has in recent years been moved a couple of miles from Honley to a location between the villages of Farnley Tyas and Thurstonland and has been held in June. In 2021, however, it returns to its 1921 roots for a centenary celebration at Honley Cricket Club and Recreation Ground on 18 September 2021.
 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 in Westgate.
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

The village has its own theatre, Southgate Theatre, the home of Honley Players.  Southgate Theatre website
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 four adult male teams and is based at Neiley Playing Fields, New Mill Road, Honley.  Honley 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, 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


Travel

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

308

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.

Monday to Friday daytime: Alternate service to Honley or Holmfirth. *Honley services via Newsome Road and Woodhead Road. Holmfirth services via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow, except two early morning services via Newsome Road, NOT Cross Lane.
Monday to Friday evening: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.
Saturday daytime: All services to Holmfirth via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow, except two early morning services via Newsome Road, not Cross Lane.
Saturday evening: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.
Sunday services: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill but NOT via Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.


Timetable at  Metro     Service 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

310

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

314

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     Service 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

316

Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill & Royds Avenue - Wooldale Kirkroyds Lane, Robert Lane, New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead

Timetable at  Metro     Service 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

X4 Monday to Fridays, one early morning one-way journey

Holmirth Holme Valley Hospital - Thongsbridge - Brockholes - Honley at Honley Bridge - Huddersfield Bus station

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

X49 Monday to Fridays (schooldays only) and Saturday, one early morning one-way journey

Honley Bradshaw Avenue* - Honley Bridge - Berry Brow - Huddersfield Bus station - Fartown Bradford Road - Bradley Bar - Brighouse
* Starts from Honley Bridge on Saturdays

Service will operate only between Huddersfield and Brighouse from August 30, 2020. See new 315 for alternative service between Honley and Huddersfield.

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.



Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

24 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
31 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
33 min Barnsley Hospital
37 min Royal Oldham Hospital
42 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
43 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
48 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
51 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
62 min Leeds General Infirmary
65 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Honley: Mon Jan 25, 2016, 08.21). 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, 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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