Kirkburton

North Road, KirkburtonGeorge Street, KirkburtonBurton Dean Park, KirkburtonAll Hallows Church, KirkburtonKirkburtonKirkburton 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.

The Foxglove is at Penistone Road.
The Junction Inn is at Paddock 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 pub food is also available.

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


Local government

Civil parish council

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

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


Travel

Bus services

Denby Darts D1

D1 at Kirkgate, Huddersfield town centreHuddersfield 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.

Additional peak journeys and retimings from Sunday February 18, 2024

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

D2 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
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

D3 Monday - Saturday daytime

D3 at Upper DenbyHuddersfield 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.

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




Other places near Kirkburton: Fenay Bridge Highburton Lepton Shelley Thunderbridge


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