including Deanhouse

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Netherthong is just over 4 miles south of Huddersfield town centre (6 miles by road) and about 1 mile north of Holmfirth.

The village is on the western side of the Holme Valley, the centre of the village being on a ridge between the Holme Valley and the valley of Dean Brook.

Netherthong was a small village with a long history, but has seen considerable expansion with new housing since the latter part of the 20th century.

The connected hamlet in the valley of Dean Brook is known as Deanhouse and was the location of local mills, which have now been replaced with housing.

The Deanhouse Wesleyan Church built at Haigh Lane, Deanhouse, in 1769 was one of the oldest in the area and John Wesley himself preached there in 1772 and 1773. It later became known as Netherthong Wesley's Methodist Church. The congregation joined the Netherthong Zion Methodist Church in 1958 and the original chapel was converted to a house. The Zion chapel in Giles Street had been built by breakaway Wesleyan Reformers in 1872, but this chapel had also closed by 1985.

The Huddersfield Poor Law Union built a workhouse at Deanhouse, which opened in 1862. It continued to be used as a hospital called St Mary's from 1938 to 1968, but this was demolished two years later to become a housing estate.

Around Netherthong

There is a convenience store in Town Gate, Netherthong.
The Clothiers Arms is in School Street, Netherthong.

The Cricketers Arms is at Deanhouse.

The Clothiers Arms has a Bengal restaurant and takeaway.
Netherthong Primary School is in School Street.  Netherthong Primary School website
All Saints Church Netherthong is in Town Gate.  All Saints Church Netherthong website
Holmfirth is in the Holme Valley South ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the civil parish run by Holme Valley Parish Council.  Holme Valley Parish Council website

Netherthong has HD9 postcode addresses for which Holmfirth is the postal town. Unless you place total dependance on a full correct postcode, a line with the Netherthong or Deanhouse name on is still an essential part of the address as there are many duplicate street names within the postal area, eg Town Gate, School Street, Miry Lane. Also Outlane, a street in Netherthong, should not be confused with the village of that name 4 miles west north west of Huddersfield.


Bus services


Huddersfield Bus station - Primrose Hill Cross Lane* - Newsome - Berry Brow Waingate and Parkgate - Hangingstone Road* - Honley Bridge - Honley village centre, Bradshaw Road

- Oldfield - Netherthong - Holme Valley Memorial Hosp. - Thongsbridge - Holmfirth Bus sta.

Monday to Friday daytime: Alternate service to Honley or Holmfirth. *Honley services via Newsome Road and Woodhead Road. Holmfirth services via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow, except two early morning services via Newsome Road, NOT Cross Lane.
Monday to Friday evening: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.
Saturday daytime: All services to Holmfirth via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow, except two early morning services via Newsome Road, not Cross Lane.
Saturday evening: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.
Sunday services: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill but NOT via Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

309 Monday to Friday, one journey each way. Saturday, two journeys each way

Honley Station Penistone Line, Honley Bridge, Westgate (village centre), Moor Bottom, Roundway, Stony Lane, Springfield Avenue, Long Lane, Oldfield Road, Upper Hagg Road - Deanhouse Dean Brook Road - Netherthong Dean Avenue, Denham Drive, West End, Town Gate, New Road - Holmfirth Bus station

Hail and ride service on some sections of route.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

335 Monday to Saturday daytime

Wilberlee* - Slaithwaite - Holt Head - Meltham - Wilshaw - Netherthong - Holmfirth Bus station

* Only one weekday early morning journey starts at Wilberlee.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

H5 Monday to Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Greenfield Road - Burnlee Burnlee Road - Woodside View, Shawfield Avenue, Shaw Lane -
Hinchliffe Mill -
Woodhead Road, Co-op Lane, Dobb Lane, Dobb Top Road
Woodhead Road, Fairfields Road
Holmbridge Smithy Lane, Woodhead Road, Broadfield Park, Field End Lane, Holmclose

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

Road travel

Netherthong is on the B6107 leading from the A6024 near Holmfirth towards Meltham.

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

21 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
28 min Barnsley Hospital
32 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
37 min Royal Oldham Hospital
41 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
41 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
45 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
48 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
60 min Leeds General Infirmary
64 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Netherthong: Mon Feb 1, 2016, 07.35). 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, Holmfirth, 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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