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Thurstonland is a village 4 miles south south east of Huddersfield (5.5 miles by road) and 2 miles north east of Holmfirth (2.8 miles by road).

The village, surrounded by farmland, is at the top of the ridge between the steep-sided Holme Valley and the gradual descent towards Thunder Bridge Dike. It is approximately mid-way between Holmfirth and Kirkburton.

Thurstonland railway tunnel on the Huddersfield-Penistone-Sheffield line passes beneath the village at a point near to its cricket ground at Marsh Hall Lane.

The village has an active community associaton which meets each month at St Thomas Church Room and produces a village newsletter twice a year.

Thurstonland Community Choir was formed in 2012 and is open to all adults living in or with contact with the village. The choir rehearses at the village church on Thursday evenings.

A historic Guide Post or 'Stoop' just outside the village is a survivor of many ordered along hilltop roads from 1697 onwards to guide travellers who could easily lose their way in misty moorland weather. This one is now a listed monument.

Around Thurstonland

The pub at The Village is the Rose and Crown.
The Rose and Crown offers a range of meals.
Accomodation is available at the Rose and Crown.
Thurstonland Cricket Club is in Marsh Hall Lane. Cricket has been played in the village since the 1870s. The club has teams in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League and junior teams from under 9s upwards.  Club Thurstonland Cricket Club website
Thurstonland First School is in Marsh Hall Lane.  Thurstonland First School website
St Thomas Church is opposite Thurstonland First School in Marsh Hall Lane. The church was consecrated in 1870. The parish also includes the neighbouring village of Stocksmoor.  CofE St Thomas Thurstonland Web page
Thurstonland is in the Kirkburton ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

Thurstonland is in the Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas ward of the civil parish run by Kirkburton Parish Council, which is based at Burton Village Hall in Highburton.
 Kirkburton Parish Council website


Bus services


Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Almondbury Bank - Almondbury - Castle Hill at Ashes Lane - Farnley Tyas - Thurstonland - Stocksmoor Station Penistone line

A service running only between Almondbury and Huddersfield via Somerset Road operates as 342.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables at  CT Plus

911 Monday to Saturday

Meltham Morrisons and village turning circle - Wilshaw - Honley Village centre, Honley Bridge and station Penistone Line -

then alternating route
- Farnley Tyas - Thurstonland - Brockholes - or
- Brockholes - Thurstonland - Farnley Tyas -

- Honley Station Penistone Line, Honley Bridge and village centre - Wilshaw - Meltham Village turning circle and Morrisons

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

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

22 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
27 min Barnsley Hospital
32 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
35 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
38 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
39 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
40 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
41 min Royal Oldham Hospital
43 min Leeds General Infirmary
47 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Thurstonland: Sun Jan 24, 2016, 15.02). 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, 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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