Primrose Hill


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Primrose Hill, sometimes known locally as Pip Hill, is a hillside village district of Huddersfield just under one mile south of the town centre in the general direction of Newsome.

The village grew in the Victorian era, at that time providing housing for workers at the many nearby local woollen mills in Huddersfield and Lockwood and the colliery at Damside Road.

Although some of it remains, much of the housing from that time has been demolished and replaced and housing has been extended along the hillside towards Stile Common and Newsome Cross.

Despite the area growing, facilities in the village have greatly diminished. Primrose Hill used to have Anglican, Methodist and Baptist Churches, a Co-op, post office, up to four pubs and a Primrose Hill Conservative Club. A school was adjacent to the village at Stile Common. None of those facilities remain, although the Methodist church building was put to new use by the Church of God of Prophecy.

The village had a proud cricket team, Primrose Hill Cricket Club, which was formed in 1875 and which played at a ground at Cross Lane next to what was then The Crimea pub. The club came to an end in 2008 and the former cricket ground is now a football ground for Newsome FC.

Primrose Hill has a recreation ground near the end of Greenwood Street and Orchard Terrace. A path crosses the recreation ground to a long flight of steps to the river footbridge at Damside Road, providing the quickest route between Primrose Hill and the town centre by foot.

Around Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill has a general store and off licence at Primrose Hill Road.
Primrose Hill Liberal Club is at Stile Common Road and has a bowling green.
A pizza takeaway is in Stile Common Road.
The Church of God of Prophecy is at the corner of Stile Common Road and Plane Street.  Church of God of Prophecy Huddersfield website
Primrose Hill 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

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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


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