Black Bull and Marsh Lane, Shepley


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Shepley is around 5 miles south east of Huddersfield town centre, but a journey of nearly 8 miles by road via the A629.

The village has a compact centre with most of the village essentials just off the main road around the end of Marsh Lane.

Shepley is mostly a residential area, having being expanded with new housing devolpment in recent decades. The area is mostly surrounded by agricultural land.

Around Shepley

The village centre offers a Co-operative shop and newsagent near the junction of Station Road and Marsh Lane. There is also a Co-operative shop at the fuel filling station at the Sovereign crossroads at Lane Head.
Shepley has a post office at Station Road.
The village has a library and information centre in Marsh Lane.
Pubs are scattered around the Shepley area, including The Black Bull in the village centre at 1 Marsh Lane, The Farmer's Boy in Marsh Lane and The Sovereign at the junction of the A629 Lane Head Road with the A635 Holmfirth Road/Barnsley Road, near the hamlet of Lane Head. The Cask and Spindle near to the station has had a long period of closure.
The village pubs all offer meals.
Shepley has a chinese takeaway at Abbey Road South.
Shepley First School is in Firth Street.  Shepley First School Website
Shepley Cricket Club, founded in 1871, is based at its Marsh Lane ground. The club plays in the Huddersfield Cricket League and has a thriving junior section.  Shepley Cricket Club Website
The village church, St Paul's, Shepley, is just above the centre of the village in Marsh Lane.  Church of England - St Paul, Shepley Web page
Shepley Methodist Church is in Lane Head Road.

Shepley is in the Kirkburton ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council Website

Shepley is in the Shepley ward of the civil parish run by Kirkburton Parish Council.
 Kirkburton Parish Council Website


Shepley station

Shepley station on the Penistone Line Shepley has a station on the Penistone Line.
The station is in Station Road and can also be accessed via Station Lane from the main A629 Abbey Road near the Cask and Spindle public house.
Huddersfield > Shepley - 18 minutes. Sheffield > Shepley - 53 minutes.

 Northern - Shepley Station and departure information at Northern website.

Bus services

D3 Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo Morrisons - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Lepton Highgate Crescent, Rowley Lane - Kirkburton North Road, Riley Lane - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Marsh Lane, The Sovereign crossroads - Birds Edge - High Flatts - Upper Denby - Lower Denby - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

D2 Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Kirkburton Penistone Road - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Abbey Road South, Marsh Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Lower Cumberworth - 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

Road travel

Shepley is reached by the A629 from Huddersfield and by the A635 from Holmfirth and Denby Dale.

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