Lepton


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Lepton is a village around 4 miles east south east of Huddersfield town centre.

While now largely a dormitory village, Lepton originally grew around industries including cloth-weaving, coal-mining, farming, a brickworks and firework-making.

Lepton is surrounded mostly by agricultural land with Lepton Great Wood to the south.

Around Lepton

Although there are various shops dotted around Lepton, the village centre is in modern buildings around The Square at Highgate Lane with shops extending along Highgate Lane towards The Sun Inn. They include a bakery, newsagent, hairdresser, Co-operative food store and a funeral home. There is also a Spar shop at a petrol filling station on the A642 Wakefield Road which by-passes the centre of Lepton.
The village has a pharmacy near the surgery in Highgate Lane.
Lepton post office is in Highgate Lane.
The Sun Inn at Highgate Lane is the village pub.
Lepton has a bar and restaurant at Wakefield Road near Lepton Edge, which also offers accommodation.
Lepton has takeaways selling fish and chips, Asian food, pizzas, curries and kebabs.
Lepton Highlanders is a sports and social club with a club house and sports fields at Wakefield Road near Lepton Edge offering football, cricket, darts and dominoes for juniors and adults.  Lepton Highlanders website.

Lepton CofE (VC) Junior, Infant and Nursery School is in Station Road, Lepton.  Lepton CofE School website.

Rowley Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School is in Rowley Lane, Lepton.
 Rowley Lane School website.

St John's Church, Lepton, is in Green Balk Lane.  St John's Church, Lepton website.
Lepton Methodist Church is at The Square in Highgate Lane.  Lepton Methodist Church website.

Lepton is mostly in the Almondbury ward (but areas east of the junction of Rowley Lane and Wakefield Road are in the Kirkburton ward) of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website.
Lepton is mosty in the Lepton ward (but areas east of the junction of Rowley Lane and Wakefield Road are in the Lepton and Whitley Upper ward) of the civil parish run by Kirkburton Parish Council.  Kirkburton Parish Council website.


Travel

Bus services

D3 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.


Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

231

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Tandem - Lepton Greave House Terrace, Highgate Lane, Rowley Lane - Grange Moor - Flockton - Midgley - Netherton (Wakefield district) - Horbury Bridge - Horbury - Wakefield

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

232

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Tandem - Lepton Greave House Terrace, Highgate Lane, Rowley Lane - Flockton Moor - Emley Moor - Emley - Flockton - Overton - Middlestown - Horbury Bridge - Horbury - Wakefield

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Arriva Yorkshire

X41 Monday - Friday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road at Dalton Green Lane - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road, Station Road - Lepton Highgate Lane, Rowley Lane, Town End Lane, Botany Lane - Whitley Willows - Houses Hill - Grange Moor - Wakefield Road - Lepton - RETURNING AS OUTWARD JOURNEY TO Huddersfield Bus station

Limited stop between Shore Head, Huddersfield, and Waterloo.
Services run full route until mid-afternoon followed by part-route journeys late-afternoon.
New service replaces 241 from June 7, 2021


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

Road travel

The A642 Wakefield Road passes through the edge of Lepton. The B6433 Rowley Lane also passes through Lepton, linking the A642 with the A629 Penistone Road.




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