Scholes and Paris

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Scholes is a village 6 miles south of Huddersfield town centre (7 miles by road) and about a mile east south east of Holmfirth (1.5 miles by road).

Scholes is a moorland community between the valley of New Mill Dike and the Holme Valley which was substantially enlarged with new commuter housing in the latter part of the 20th century.

Before that time the area had been twin hamlets of Scholes and Paris, the latter having now been somewhat swallowed up into the wider village of Scholes, although the Paris name is still maintained in the name of a road.

Set amid surrounding agriculture, Scholes was a centre of the woollen industry, based at its Lee Mills, while in Paris there was sandstone quarrying.

Please note this page relates to Scholes, Holmfirth. Scholes is one of three villages so-named within West Yorkshire. Another Scholes is near Cleckheaton (also in the Kirklees metropolitan district, but in the northern part not covered by this guide), and another Scholes is in the Leeds City Council area.

Around Scholes

Scholes has a village convenience store. There is also a hair studio in St Georges Road.
The village has a visit from a mobile Post Office.
The Boot and Shoe Inn is in St George's Road.
Scholes has a fish and chip shop.
Scholes Cricket Club is in Chapelgate. The club plays in the Huddersfield League and were Yorkshire Champions in 2010. It also has junior teams from under 9s upwards and a ladies team.  Scholes Cricket Club web pages
Scholes Junior and Infant School is in Wadman Road.  Scholes Junior and Infant School website
Scholes Methodist Church, built in 1861, is in Marsh Road.
 Huddersfield Methodist Circuit web page.
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


Bus services


Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Woodhead Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Scholes - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

H1 Monday - Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Cinderhills - Scholes - New Mill at Royds Avenue - Wooldale Kirkroyds Lane, Lower Town End Road, Town End Road - Station Road - Holmfirth Bus station

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

H2 Monday - Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Cinderhills - Cliffe - Wooldale Cliff Road, Town End Road, Lower Town End Road, Kirkroyds Lane- New Mill at Royds Avenue - Scholes - Cinderhills - Holmfirth Bus station

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

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

26 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
27 min Barnsley Hospital
37 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
39 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
39 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
39 min Royal Oldham Hospital
40 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
41 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
47 min Leeds General Infirmary
54 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Scholes: Wed Jan 27, 2016, 11.41). 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, 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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