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Scissett is a village on the River Dearne 7.5 miles south east of Huddersfield town centre (9.5 miles by road).

The industrious village set in a surrounding agricultural landscape, grew in the 19th century, mainly around the woollen mills of the Norton family.

Nortonthorpe Mills were the largest in the village and produced fancy woollen cloth. The Pollitt & Wigzell steam engine at the mill, dating from 1885, is still preserved in its engine house. The building was built at the same time for Norton & Co and is now listed for its special architectural or historic interest. The steam engine was originally named Empress, but was re-named Violet after a overhaul in 1906 after the birth of the owner, G H Norton's daughter.

The mills are now a hive of more diverse industry and traders outlets. Business there includes upholstry, wrought iron, carpets, fireplaces, vehicle graphics and t-shirts, stoves and fireplaces, bespoke interiors, pet and fishing tackle shops and a nail spa. It is also the location of a laundry, Royal Mail delivery office and one of several vehicle repair garages in Scissett. In Wakefield Road at the mill there are also computer and real ale outlets, trophies and engraving, motor spares, mowers and mini tractors, computers and oak and pine furniture. In the neighbouring Union Street Business Centre the range of trades continues with printers, pet grooming, batteries and caravan supplies, joiners and steelcraft.

As well as the traders at the mill, shops stretch most of the way along Wakefield Road to the other end of the village, near Scissett Baths, where the road crosses the River Dearne and enters Clayton West near Spring Grove Mills.

Around Scissett

Shops along Wakefield Road include bridal gowns, hairdressers, a bakery, bookmaker, DIY and decorating, a church charity shop, newsagent and IT repairs.
The village has a pharmacy in Wakefield Road.
Scissett Post Office is at a convenience store, also in Wakefield Road.
The Crown pub is in Wakefield Road. Scissett Working Men's Club is in Wakefield Road.

Scissett has a coffee house and wine bar at Nortonthorpe Mills and a cafe near Scissett Baths.
The village has an Italian restuarant in Wakefield Road.
Scissett has chinese, fish and chips and mixed menu takeaways.
Scissett Baths and Fitness Centre in Wakefield Road is operated by Kirklees Active Leisure. The baths were originally opened as miner's welfare baths in 1928 but have since been modernised and offer a 22 metre pool.
Scissett CE Academy (formerly First School) is in Wakefield Road.  Scissett CE Academy website
Scissett Middle School is in Wakefield Road.  Scissett Middle School website

St Augustine Scissett, consecrated in 1840, is in Busker Lane.  St Augustine's Church website
Scissett is in the Denby Dale ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the Scissett ward of the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council.  Denby Dale Parish Council website


Bus travel

Denby Darts D1

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Highburton - Kirkburton Turnshaw Road, George Street - Shelley Huddersfield Road - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill - Scissett - Kitchenroyd - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

Holmfirth Explorer X1    Daily (until mid-evening Mon-Sat, late afternoon on Sunday)

Holmfirth - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Marsh Lane, Lane Head Lane - Upper Cumberworth -
Denby Dale station Penistone Line - Denby Dale - Lower Cumberworth - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill, Church Lane, High Street, The Green* , Scott Hill, Long Lane - Calder Grove - Wakefield

No services via Kitchenroyd - see D1
Schooltime journeys additionally visit Shelley College and/or Scissett Middle School.
*High Street and The Green at Clayton West served from mid-morning to mid-afternoon only.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

99 Saturday only, three journeys (four between Skelmanthorpe and Denby Dale)

Barnsley Interchange - Wilthorpe - Darton - Kexborough - High Hoyland - Clayton West - Scissett - Skelmanthorpe - Lower Cumberworth - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale Station Penistone line - Denby Dale - Scissett - Clayton West - High Hoyland - Kexborough - Darton - Wilthorpe - Barnsley Interchange

Timetable (from July 16, 2022) at  Travel South Yorkshire.     Timetables at  South Pennine Community Transport

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

17 min Barnsley Hospital
22 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
26 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
28 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
31 min Leeds General Infirmary
34 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
39 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
45 min Bradford Royal Infirmary
46 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
49 min Royal Oldham Hospital

Random point in time survey (Scissett: Thu Feb 4, 2016, 21.58). 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, 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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