KirkheatonShop Lane, KirkheatonChurch Lane, KirkheatonKirkheatonKirkheaton is a village just under 3 miles east-north-east of Huddersfield town centre (3.2 miles by road).

The village, sometimes known locally as Yetton, is mostly residential but has some light industry, including an engineering company.

The village used to have a textile mill. It was owned by Broadhead and Graves from 1909, though a mill had been there more than 30 years earlier. Most recently it was the home of Huddersfield Fine Worsteds. The mill at Shop Lane was demolished in 2009, the relocated company having ceased manufacturing there in 2004.

The village has an active community group Yetton Together, which organises regular activities and a village forum.

Kirkheaton is the location of the Yetton Rant, an old fun fair held since the 1890s. Since 2009, the event has become an occasional rather than an annual fair.

Kirkheaton also had some of the earliest pioneers of co-operative shopping. The Kirkheaton Co-operative Society was set up in 1834, 10 years before the well-known Rochdale Pioneers, but even then was probably not the first such society in the Huddersfield area.

Around Kirkheaton

Bankfield Lane, Kirkheaton The traditional shopping area of the village is around the junction of Shop Lane, Bankfield Lane, New Road and Town Road around which shops include a newsagent's shop, the pharmacy, a computer specialist, a funeral director and vehicle repair garage. There is a furnishing shop at Town Road. Shops have extended beyond Town Road with the expansion of housing in the area. Shops at the end of Moorside Road include a convenience store and a bakery. There are several hairdressers shops at locations around the village.

Kirkheaton has a pharmacy in Bankfield Lane at the corner of Shop Lane.

The village has a fish and chip shop and asian and chinese takeaways.

The Cask is in Town Road.
The Spangled Bull is in Bankfield Lane.
The Blacksmiths Arms is in Heaton Moor Road.
The Beaumont Arms is in Church Lane.
Kirkheaton Conservative Club is in Town Road.

Kirkheaton Community Centre Kirkheaton Community Centre is in Fields Rise, a building that was originally the village infant school. The centre hosts a variety of local groups covering arts and crafts, local and family history and meditation, yoga an tai chi classes. More information can be found at Yetton Together, the local community action group.
 Yetton Together website

There is a library at the community centre.

Kirkheaton Primary School is in New Road.  Kirkheaton Primary School website

St John the Baptist Church, Kirkheaton Kirkheaton Parish Church (St John the Baptist) is in Church Lane, about three-quarters of a mile from the village centre towards Dalton, which it also serves.  Kirkheaton Parish website

The United Church, Kirkheaton, a combined Methodist and United Reformed Church, is in New Road.  Huddersield Methodist Circuit - Kirkheaton web page

Local government

Civil parish council

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

Metropolitan district council

Kirkheaton is in the Dalton ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.
 Kirklees Council website


Bus services


Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Grosvenor Road, Albany Road - Kirkheaton - Upper Heaton - Colne Bridge - Roberttown - Liversedge - Cleckheaton

Evening and Sunday journeys withdrawn from February 18, 2024

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  Arriva Yorkshire


Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Grosvenor Road, Albany Road - Kirkheaton - Upper Heaton - Kirkheaton * Heaton Moor Road - Upper Hopton - Mirfield - Hartshead - Roberttown - Norristhorpe - Heckmondwike - Liversedge - Hightown - Cleckheaton

Some journeys part route: Huddersfield - Heckmondwike.
Evening services part route: Huddersfield - Upper Heaton.
Evening journeys withdrawn from February 18, 2024 except Sundays

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

Other places near Kirkheaton: Dalton Gawthorpe Lascelles Hall Tandem Upper Heaton Waterloo

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