Milnsbridge

MilnsbridgeHuddersfield Narrow Canal, MilnsbridgeLongwood Viaduct, Commercial Mill, MilnsbridgeMilnsbridge is a village district in the Colne Valley about 2 miles west-south-west of Huddersfield town centre (about 2.5 miles by road).

It is a busy local shopping and commercial centre situated around a bridge over the River Colne.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal and A62 Manchester Road pass through Milnsbridge just south of the village centre.

Market Street, MilnsbridgeMilnsbridge HouseWhile not having a vast residential area, the village centre does provides a wide range of services for residents travelling to and from home addresses in neighbouring villages and districts, including Cowlersley, Longwood and parts of Golcar. Milnsbridge also has many industrial and warehouse premises.

Longwood Viaduct carrying the main trans-Pennine railway line along the Colne Valley is a dominant feature of the village. However, Milnsbridge and Longwood station closed back in 1968 as a result of cuts in some of the stations along the line, which also once had four tracks but now has only two.

A listed building in Milnsbridge is older than both the canal and the railway. Milnsbridge House was once a fine Georgian country house, built in the latter part of the 1700s with extensive gardens. In the 1800s, the gardens with a large fish pond, became Milnsbridge Pleasure Grounds, but they would ultimately become consumed by the industrial expansion of the area. Milnsbridge House survives but shows little of its former splendour having itself been put to industrial use for more than 100 years.

Harold Wilson, who was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976 and later Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, attended primary school in Milnsbridge having been born in nearby Cowlersley.

Around Milnsbridge

Market Street, Milnsbridge Milnsbridge offers a very wide range of local shops, mostly situated in and around Market Street, and an Aldi supermarket.

There is a chemist shop in Market Street.

Milnsbridge post office is in Market Street.

Milnsbridge is on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Market Street crosses the River Colne in Milnsbridge.

Milnsbridge Village Hall is in Armitage Road.  Milnsbridge Village Hall social media page

Crow Lane Primary & Foundation Stage School is in Crow Lane, Milnsbridge.  Crow Lane Primary & Foundation Stage School website

Milnsbridge Baptist Church is in Bridge Croft.
 Milnsbridge Baptist Church social media page


Local government

Civil parish council

There is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Huddersfield County Borough.

Metropolitan district council

Milnsbridge is in the Golcar ward of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.
 Kirklees Council website


Travel

Milnsbridge has no railway station.


Bus services

From village centre

301

Huddersfield - Springwood - Paddock Heaton Road, Church Street, Lowergate -
Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane -
Golcar Scar Lane, Knowl Road, Church Street, Town End, Leymoor Road, Sycamore Avenue -
Milnsbridge Greenway, Royd Street, Crow Lane, Savile Street -
Paddock Lowergate, Church Street, Heaton Road - Springwood - Huddersfield

Timetable at  Metro    Search for operator's information at  First

302

Huddersfield - Springwood - Paddock Heaton Road, Church Street, Lowergate -
Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane, Crow Lane, Royd Street, Greenway -
Golcar Sycamore Avenue, Leymoor Road, Town End, Church Street, Knowl Road, Scar Lane -
Milnsbridge Scar Lane, Crow Lane, Savile Street -
Paddock Lowergate, Church Street, Heaton Road - Springwood - Huddersfield

Timetable at  Metro    Search for operator's information at  First

303

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane - Golcar Scar Lane, Knowl Road, Church Street, Town End, Swallow Lane - Bolster Moor - Scapegoat Hill

Timetable at  Metro    Search for operator's information at  First

304

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane - Golcar Britannia Road, Station Road, James Street, Knowl Road, Church Street, Town End, Swallow Lane - Bolster Moor - Scapegoat Hill

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

394 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane - Golcar Scar Lane, James Street, Brook Lane - Wellhouse - Slaithwaite Carr Lane, Britannia Road to Tudor Street

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

395 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane, Britannia Road - Golcar Fernlea Grove, Station Road, Brook Lane - Wellhouse - Slaithwaite Carr Lane, Britannia Road to Tudor Street

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

396 Monday to Saturday evening and Sunday daytime

Huddersfield - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Market Street, Scar Lane, Britannia Road - Golcar Station Road, Brook Lane - Wellhouse - Slaithwaite New Street, Market Place, Bank Gate - Wilberlee

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine


From Manchester Road (Five minutes walk from village centre)

181

Withdrawn from April 7, 2024 and replaced with 382 Wilberlee / 383 Marsden Dirker

184 Every day until early evening ♣

184Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Cowlersley Lane - Linthwaite Broad Oak - Linthwaite Church - Causeway Side - Hoyle House Fold - Manchester Road - Slaithwaite Manchester Road - Marsden Manchester Road - Fall Lane - Mount Road (including Hard End) - Uppermill - Oldham
Typical journey time: Huddersfield - Oldham 1hour 22min

Timetable at  Metro     Attempt to find timetable at  Stagecoach, operator for Greater Manchester Bee Network

185

Withdrawn from April 7, 2024 and replaced with 382 Wilberlee / 383 Marsden Dirker

382 Monday to Saturday until mid-evening, Sunday late-morning and afternoon

382Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Manchester Road - Linthwaite Manchester Road - Slaithwaite Village centre, Hill Top - Wilberlee

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

383 Every day until late

383Huddersfield 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 Village centre, Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester and Dirker

Typical journey time: Huddersfield - Marsden Dirker 39min

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First


Road travel

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



Other places near Milnsbridge: Cowlersley Crosland Hill Crosland Moor Golcar Linthwaite Paddock Quarmby


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