It is noted for its distinctive clock tower, erected in 1902, and being the location of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, which is in Acre Street.
The area is mostly residential and the area of housing has in recent years been controversially expanding on to the nearby Lindley Moor, where industrial units and a car showroom have also been built.
Lindley was already well-established as a large village before the Victorian era and was a major part of the township of Lindley-cum-Quarmby. Its parish church of St Stephen was built in 1829. The Victorian period saw further expansion of Lindley with the building of textile mills and associated works in the area.
A small part of the largest mill in the area, Acre Mills, has in recent years been converted to provide a new outpatients department for the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, just across the road. The hospital moved from its earlier building just outside Huddersfield Town Centre in the late 1960s and was officially opened in 1967 by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who was born little more than a mile away in
The village has a pharmacy in Lidget Street.
Lindley Post Office is in Acre Street.
Pubs and bars in Lindley include The Black Bull in West Street, The Cavalry Arms in East Street, The Lindley Tap and No.10 Bar, both in Lidget Street, and The Old Wire Works in Acre Street. Lindley Liberal Club is at the top of Occupation Road opposite the clock tower at the junction of Lidget Street and Acre Street.
The village has a selection of restaurants and cafes.
Lindley Library and Information Centre is in the former Mechanics Hall building in Lidget Street. A number of group activities are organised by the library, which has an attractive reading garden alongside. The building also houses a Surestart Children's Centre.
Lindley CE Infant School is in East Street
Lindley Junior School is in George Street
St Stephen's Church is in Lidget Street.
Lindley Methodist Church is in East Street.
Lindley Evangelical Church is based at Stanley House in Acre Street.
Civil parish councilThere is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Huddersfield County Borough.
Metropolitan district councilLindley is in the Lindley ward of Kirklees Council.
Kirklees Council website
Buses from HRI Acre Street (Acre Mills side):
To Halifax 343 501 To Salendine Nook then Huddersfield & Dalton 371 To Salendine Nook and Mount 378 To Lindley only 372
Buses from Thorncliffe Street:
To Salendine Nook then Huddersfield & Dalton 371 To Halifax 343 501 To HRI, Huddersfield & Almondbury 372
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