Bradley Mills Road, RawthorpeSt James Church and Parish Centre, RawthorpeRawthorpe is a district of Huddersfield near Dalton around 1 mile north-east of Huddersfield town centre (2 miles by road).

Before the building of an estate of council housing in the early 1930s, little existed of Rawthorpe other than farmland, the old Rawthorpe Hall and farm buildings and a few cottages.

Rawthorpe Lane was the road between Huddersfield and Kirkheaton, which was cut off as the large dye works expanded up the valley of Fenay Beck. It was also the junction of the road to Bradley Mills and marked on 19th century maps as Paradise Hill.

As a further estate of houses was built in the fields of Dalton it became increasing difficult to distinguish between the two districts and Rawthorpe continued to expand with schools and further blocks of housing, some having extensive views across the Colne Valley.

Around Rawthorpe

Rawthorpe has a row of shops in Bradley Mills Road including a newsagent, off licence and convenience store and a bridal wear shop.

Rawthorpe has takeaways in Bradley Mills Road offering indian curries, pizzas, kebabs and burgers or fish and chips and pizzas.

Netherhall Learning Campus in Rawthorpe includes four schools: Netherhall St James Infant & Nursery School and Netherhall Junior School, both at Rawthorpe Lane, and Netherhall High School and The Creative & Media Studio School, both at Netherhall Avenue.  Netherhall Learning Campus website

St James Church and Parish Centre, Rawthorpe, is in St James Way off Rawthorpe Lane.  Rawthorpe St James social media page

Local government

Civil parish council

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

Metropolitan district council

Rawthorpe is in the Dalton ward of Kirklees Council.
 Kirklees Council website


Bus service


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