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Linthwaite


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Linthwaite is a village in the Colne Valley 3 miles west south west of Huddersfield town centre, between Milnsbridge and Slaithwaite.

The village stretches for about 1.5 miles along the A62 Manchester Road and for a steep half mile or so up the southern side of the valley to its prominent church.

The coming of churches, large textile mills and dyeworks to this part of the Colne Valley in the 19th century brought about an expansion of several hamlets which merged into today's Linthwaite, with some remaining gaps filled with housing in more recent times.

Christ Church Linthwaite was built on land high on the hillside at Broad Oak.

Methodists placed their church and built a school at Clough, near to where Black Rock Mills were also built.

Other mills had been built near the valley floor or Manchester Road. The large Spring Grove Mill was at Hoyle House and the Hoyle Ing Dyeworks was built just below Royd House.

Linthwaite Linthwaite River Colne, Linthwaite Linthwaite Titanic Mill in Low Westwood Lane did not arrive until 1911, the year the liner sank. The Linthwaite mill still survives, having been splendidly reused for apartments, a spa and leisure club.

A large part of Spring Grove Mills, behind Reliance Garage, has also been reused, housing several businesses as the Colne Valley Business Park.

Other mills still await new uses, while much of the Black Rock Mills site has been cleared for a housing development.

While there is no longer the textile-focused trade Linthwaite once had, there are still many businesses in the village. The largest of these is pharmaceuticals manufacturer Thornton and Ross, founded in 1922. It is now part of a European group, producing many leading brands and exports to more than 80 countries worldwide.

Around Linthwaite

Most of Linthwaite's shops are in Manchester Road at Hoyle House. There are convenience stores at both sides of the road and other shops include an interiors shop, a cheesemaker and a sweets, tea and coffee shop. Linthwaite also has hairdressers and there is a small shop at the fuel filling station in Gillroyd Lane.
Linthwaite post office is at the convenience store at the Colne Valley Business Park in Manchester Road.
The Sair Inn is at Lane Top. The Royal Oak and The Coach And Horses are in Manchester Road.
Th'Alma is at Edge Hill.

Linthwaite has an Indian restaurant in Manchester Road. Food is also available at the local pubs.
A wide range of cuisine is covered by takeaways along the length of Manchester Road, from fish and chip shops at each end of Linthwaite, to sandwich shops, pizza, kebab, chicken and curry outlets and Chinese meals near the centre.
The converted Titanic Mill at Low Westwood Lane includes a Titanic Spa with accommodation apartments.
Linthwaite Methodist Players perform at the Methodist Church and also has a Junior Players section who perform an annual pantomime.
Linthwaite Cricket Club, founded in 1870, is based in Manchester Road, next to the premises of Thornton and Ross.

Broad Oak Cricket Club, founded in 1880, is at Broad Oak, between Cowlersley Lane and Gillroyd Lane.

Broad Oak Bowling Club is also at Broad Oak.  Broad Oak Bowling Club social media page

Linthwaite Hall Bowling Club is in Linfit Lane.  Linthwaite Hall Bowling Club social media page

A martial arts academy is based in part of the Colne Valley Business Park at Spring Grove Mills.

Linthwaite Methodist Sports Club has teams in the men's and ladies section of the Huddersfield Lawn Tennis League.

Colne Valley High School is in Gillroyd Lane.  Colne Valley High School website

Linthwaite Ardron CofE Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School is in Church Lane.  Linthwaite Ardron School website

Linthwaite Clough Junior Infant and Early Years School is in Chapel Hill.  Linthwaite Clough School website

Christ Church Linthwaite is in Church Lane. The church was consecrated in 1828.  Christ Church Linthwaite website

Linthwaite Methodist Church is in Stones Lane.  Linthwaite Methodist Church website

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses is in Waingate, off Causeway Side.

Bargate, leading to Lowestwood Lane bridges the River Colne at Linthwaite.
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal passes through Linthwaite.
Linthwaite is in the Colne Valley ward of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.  Kirklees Council website

There is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Colne Valley Urban District.


Linthwaite is sometimes known locally as Linfit, in particular the locality around Linfit Lane. This should not be confused with the hamlet of Linfit, 7 miles to the east near Kirkburton.

Travel

Bus services

via Manchester Road:

184 Every day until early evening

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Manchester Road - Linthwaite Manchester Road - Slaithwaite Manchester Road - Marsden Manchester Road - Uppermill - Oldham - Manchester

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

185 Every day until late

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Manchester Road - Linthwaite Manchester Road - Slaithwaite Manchester Road - Marsden Village centre, Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester and Dirker

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

via Cowlersley Lane, Linthwaite Church, Causeway Side and Hoyle House Fold:

181 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Cowlersley Lane - Broad Oak Linthwaite Church - Linthwaite Hoyle House Fold - Slaithwaite Village centre, Hill Top - Wilberlee

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

183 Every day until late

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Cowlersley Lane - Broad Oak Linthwaite Church - Linthwaite Hoyle House Fold - Slaithwaite Manchester Road - Marsden Hard End

Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

186 Infrequent route variation

After leaving Marsden from Dirker terminus, 186 operates as the 183 route (above) via Broad Oak (Linthwaite Church) to Huddersfield.
Timetable at  Metro      Service information at  First

Operating via Clough and Upper Clough:

393 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Springdale Avenue, Yews Hill Road - Yews Hill - Crosland Moor - Crosland Hill Tom Lane, Crosland Hill Road, Blackmoorfoot Road (Sands House), Felks Stile Road - Linthwaite Linthwaite Church, Clough & Upper Clough - Blackmoorfoot

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

938 Monday to Saturday daytime

Marsden Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester, village centre, *, Meltham Road - Lingards Road - Slaithwaite Village centre - Linthwaite Hoyle House Fold, Clough, Upper Clough - Blackmoorfoot
* Visits High Lea, Clough Lea, Wood Top, Carrs Street, Gate Head, Netherley Drive on demand

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

Other services:

388 Monday to Saturday daytime

Meltham Village turning circle and Morrisons - Helme - Blackmoorfoot - Broad Oak Linthwaite Church - Cowlersley - Milnsbridge -Paddock Longwood Road - Quarmby - Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Lindley

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

389 Infrequent service. Monday to Saturday daytime

Meltham Village turning circle - Helme - Blackmoorfoot -
Crosland Hill Blackmoorfoot Road - Crosland Moor Balmoral Avenue, Foster Avenue, Dryclough Road - Crosland Hill Blackmoorfoot Road, Felks Stile Road - Linthwaite Linthwaite Church, Causeway Side - Slaithwaite village centre - Hill Top - Wilberlee

CHECK TIMETABLE FOR EXTENT OF JOURNEY
Monday to Friday morning journey from Meltham: ends at Slaithwaite except on schooldays.
Monday to Saturday afternoon journey from Meltham: calls additionally at Meltham Morrisons and ends at Blackmoorfoot.
Monday to Saturday from Slaithwaite: only journey runs each afternoon from Slaithwaite to Meltham.


Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

Road travel

Linthwaite is on the A62 Manchester Road which is signposted towards Oldham from the Huddersfield ring road.


Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

15 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
25 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
33 min Royal Oldham Hospital
35 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
41 min Leeds General Infirmary
41 Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
43 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
44 min Bradford Royal Infirmary
45 min Barnsley Hospital
56 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Random point in time survey (Linthwaite: Wed Jan 27, 2016, 11.32). 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, Kirkburton, 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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