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Kirkburton is a village 4.3 miles south east of Huddersfield town centre (5.7 miles by road).

It is also the centre of a civil parish of the same name covering Kirkburton and several neighbouring villages and hamlets run by Kirkburton Parish Council within the Kirklees metropolitan district.

Neighbouring Highburton, above Kirkburton, has seen considerable expansion of housing development in recent years and is now the biggest centre of the local population.

A residential campus used by students of the University of Huddersfield is situated on the site of a former psychiatric hospital at Storthes Hall Park.

All Hallows Church, Kirkburton, serves both Highburton and Kirkburton and is a grade I listed building. The present building mostly dates from the 13th century with alterations in the 19th century but there is record of a building there in 12th century and some of the stonework from that time still exists. A 10th century Anglican cross takes the church's history back to pre-Norman times.

For nearly 100 years, Kirkburton was the terminus of a railway branch line. The line was opened in 1867, branching from Deighton via stations at Kirkheaton and Lepton and Fenay Bridge. Most of the track was removed in 1966. Passenger services had ceased in 1930, but it was used after then for freight. A mile-long stretch of the line at Deighton remained until 1971 serving what was then the ICI chemical works.

Around Kirkburton

In addition to village shops, including a Co-op relocated in the former Royal Hotel, a butcher's shop and baker's, the village has a cycling shop, hairdressers and a number of specialist and boutique shops. These are mainly located along North Road.
Kirkburton has a post office branch in North Road.
There is a pharmacy at Kirkburton Health Centre in Shelley Lane.
Pubs in the village include the 18th century George Inn at George Street and the largest pub in Kirkburton, The Foxglove, at Penistone Road.
Kirkburton has takeaway food shops including fish and chips and asian cuisine.
Kirkburton has a coffee shop.
There is a restaurant in Kirkburton and food is available at local pubs.
Kirkburton has a public library in Turnshaw Road. It is supported by the Friends of Kirkburton Library.  Friends of Kirkburton Library social media page
Kirkburton Middle School is in Turnshaw Avenue.  Kirkburton Middle School website

Kirkburton CE First School is in School Hill.  Kirkburton CE First School website

All Hallows Church is in Shelley Lane.  All Hallows Church website
Just below the village is Burton Dean Park, created on the site of Carter Mill, which was demolished in 1978 after 130 years of wollen manufacturing.
Kirkburton Cricket Club is in Riley Lane, Kirkburton. The club was founded in 1868 and plays in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League.  Kirkburton Cricket Club social media page

Kirkburton AFC train at Gregory Playing Fields, Hallas Road, Kirkburton.  Kirkburton AFC social media page

Kirkburton Junior Football Club was founded in 1998 and offers football for all ages under 16. The club is based at Kirkburton Middle School.  Kirkburton JFC club web pages

Kirkburton is in the Kirkburton ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

Kirkburton is in the Kirkburton ward of the civil parish run by Kirkburton Parish Council.
 Kirkburton Parish Council website


Bus services

Denby Darts D1 (previously 233)

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Highburton - Kirkburton Turnshaw Road, George Street - Shelley Huddersfield Road - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill - Scissett - Kitchenroyd - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

83 83A* Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo Morrisons - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Lepton Highgate Crescent, Rowley Lane - Kirkburton North Road, Riley Lane - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Marsh Lane, The Sovereign crossroads - Birds Edge - High Flatts - Upper Denby - Lower Denby - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

* Service 83A does not operate via Lepton and operates directly via Penistone Road at Kirkburton.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

84 84A* Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Kirkburton Penistone Road - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Abbey Road South, Marsh Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Lower Cumberworth - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line

* Service 84A operates via Highgate Crescent and Rowley Lane at Lepton and North Road and Riley Lane at Kirkburton.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

Road travel

Kirkburton village centre is reached via North Road, the B6116, which branches from the A629 Penistone Road at the edge of the village

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

23 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
24 min Barnsley Hospital
31 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
35 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
43 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
45 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
45 min Leeds General Infirmary
47 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
49 min Royal Oldham Hospital
52 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Kirkburton: Mon Jan 25, 2016, 08.38). 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, 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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