Newsome


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Newsome is a large village district about 1 mile south of Huddersfield which has seen expansion into several neighbouring hamlets in recent years.

The village, reached from the town centre via King's Bridge and Newsome Road, lies at the crest of a hillside above the Holme Valley but beneath Castle Hill, which overlooks the area.

Newsome Mill with its distinctive clock tower was an iconic feature of the village and could be seen from across Huddersfield. While there had been calls for its refurbishment, the derelict grade II-listed four-storey building, sadly suffered a devastating fire on the morning of November 17, 2016 and only its clock tower, gateway and some ground floor walls now remain. It had been last used as a mill in 1983. Pictures of the mill appear on our Memories of the mill page.

The village centre is at Church Lane at the top of the steep Lockwood Scar. St John's Church is just across the busy Newsome Road from the village shops.

The village offers an attractive calling or starting point for a variety of walking routes to Castle Hill.

Around Newsome

Newsome has a selection of village shops including a bakery, general stores, off-licence and butcher together with charity shops. The shops are mostly centred on Church Lane just off Newsome Road.
Newsome has takeaways serving fish and chips, Asian and Chinese cuisine.
There is a cafe in Newsome.
While several pubs outside the village centre have closed there continues to be local places to drink at neighbouring pubs The Fountain and Clarence in Towngate. Outside the centre of Newsome there is now only the Victoria Hotel, a mock-Tudor building on the route to Castle Hill via Hall Bower.
Newsome has a chemist shop in Church Lane.
Newsome has a sub post-office at a general store in Newsome Road near its junction with Church Lane.
Newsome High School is accessed from Castle Avenue  Newsome High School website

Newsome Junior School is off Castle Avenue  Newsome Junior School website

Castle Hill School is accessed from Newsome Road South  Castle Hill School website

Hillside Primary School is in Headfield Road, Newsome  Hillside Primary School website

St John the Evangalist Church, Newsome, is in Jackroyd Lane at the juction with Newsome Road South.  The Emmanuel Team - St John's Church web page

Berry Brow Methodist Church is in the neighbouring district of Berry Brow.

Newsome FC are in the Huddersfield and District Association Football League and play at Cross Lane in nearby Primrose Hill.  Newsome FC social media page
Newsome Panthers Junior Amateur Rugby League Football Club play at nearby Hall Bower.  Newsome Panthers social media page
Newsome is in the Newsome 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 Huddersfield County Borough.


Travel

Bus services

306 Every day and evenings (Route also operated Mon-Sat daytime by Team Pennine as 319 )

Huddersfield Bus station - Newsome Newsome Road, Newsome Church, Newsome Road South - Berry Brow Station Penistone line - Taylor Hill Taylor Hill Road, Blue Bell Hill - Newsome Blagden Lane, Edale Avenue, Towngate, Church Lane, Newsome Road - Huddersfield Bus station

Timetable at  Metro

308

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

317 Monday to Saturday, morning and early afternoon,

Almondbury - Castle Hill at Ashes Lane / High Lane - Hall Bower High Lane - Newsome Jackroyd Lane, Church Lane - Lockwood Bridge Street, Swan Lane, Lockwood station Penistone line - Crosland Moor - Milnsbridge - Paddock Longwood Road - Quarmby - Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Lindley

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

319 Monday to Saturday daytime (Route also operated every day and evenings by First as 306 )

Huddersfield Bus station - Newsome Newsome Road, Newsome Church, Newsome Road South - Berry Brow Station Penistone line - Taylor Hill Taylor Hill Road, Blue Bell Hill - Newsome Blagden Lane, Edale Avenue, Towngate, Church Lane, Newsome Road - Huddersfield Bus station

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables and information at  Team Pennine


Service at Ashenhurst and lower part of Newsome Road:

358 Every day

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Lowerhouses - Longley - Newsome at Ashenhurst, Newsome Road (lower end only), King's Mill Lane - Aspley - Huddersfield Bus station

Timetable at  Metro     Monday to Saturday service information at  First   
Monday-Saturday evening and Sunday timetables and information at  Team Pennine


Road Travel

Newsome is on a minor road, Newsome Road/Newsome Road South between Huddersfield town centre and the A616 at Berry Brow.


Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

15 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
35 min Barnsley Hospital
35 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
35 Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
41 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
43 min Royal Oldham Hospital
43 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
46 min Leeds General Infirmary
50 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
53 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Newsome: Tue Feb 2, 2016, 17.13). 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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Other places near Newsome: Berry Brow Hall Bower Lockwood Longley Primrose Hill Taylor Hill




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