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villages in rolling countryside

BIRDSEDGE

Birdsedge is a pleasant rural village located next to the hamlet of High Flatts. There is a school, a village hall, a Wesleyan Reform Church, a Friends Meeting House and a farm shop. There is no pub, however the village hall has a bar licence.

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CLAYTON WEST

An urban village with a pleasant Millennium Green. There are a number of interesting buildings on High Street and Bilham Road, notably The Park and Bilham Grange. There are shops and pubs and the village hosts Kirklees Light Railway.

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DENBY DALE

‘The Pie Village’ is a large settlement with pubs, restaurants and a range of shops including a mill shop. Information about the famous Denby Dale Pies is available at the Pie Hall. A local landmark is the impressive Denby Dale viaduct. The Penistone Line Railway stops here with bus connections at the local transport interchange.

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EMLEY

Emley is a rural village featuring a large Millennium Green with a viewpoint beacon. There is a stone cross at the centre of the village, two pubs, a post office, shop and village school. Nearby is Emley Moor Mast at a height of 330.4m (1,084 ft).

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FARNLEY TYAS

Stone-built village in a country setting. Most of the village is within a Conservation Area. It has an identifiable core with a pub, bowling club, church and school, together with numerous farm groups and cottages.

Link: www.farnleyestates.org.uk

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FLOCKTON

Flockton is a linear village along the busy A637. There are pubs, shops, a post office and a fish and chip shop. The church of St. James The Great is a local building of note.

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GRANGE MOOR

Grange Moor is a rural village off the A642 Huddersfield-Wakefield Road to the north of Denby Dale and Kirkburton. There is a post office, a school and a pub.

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HIGH FLATTS

A tiny, delightful country settlement, High Flatts is a Conservation Area. It consists of stone houses and farm buildings around the Quaker Meeting House with a small stone-setted square.

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HIGHBURTON

A large village in a semi-rural setting above Kirkburton. Highburton is a Conservation Area. It has shopping and community facilities with groups of stone vernacular cottages and terraces climbing the hillside.

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KIRKBURTON

A Conservation Area divided into two parts: a large predominantly linear older village core, and a detached area around Springfield Mill and the former Springfield House. The village is formed mainly of groups of 19th century terraced cottages and shops in a wooded valley setting. The prominent ancient parish church of All Hallows is worth visiting.

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LOWER CUMBERWORTH

Lower Cumberworth is located next to Upper Cumberworth, and is adjacent to rolling green countryside. There is a pub and a cricket club.

Link: www.cumberworthcommunity.org

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SCISSETT

Scissett is located next to Clayton West. There are shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as a church and a post office. The Scissett Baths Health & Fitness Centre is a popular local amenity

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SHELLEY

Shelley is an attractive village with a pleasant aspect. There are three pubs, a couple of churches, and a well-known garden centre. There is also a cricket club and a football club.

Link: shelleytimes.org.uk

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SHEPLEY

A large dispersed village with shops, pubs and restaurants, Shepley is a Conservation Area. It retains attractive groups of cottages, interspersed with modern development. The rural setting provides a good location for local walks.

Telephone: 01484 604704

Link: www.shepleyspringfestival.com

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SKELMANTHORPE

This large former mining and mill village is now a busy urban centre with a supermarket, shops, pubs and restaurants. It retains a Conservation Area in two parts at the east and west ends of the centre. The village is also home to the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band.

Link: www.skelmanthorpeband.org.uk

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STOCKSMOOR

Stockmoor is a hamlet situated between the villages of Shepley and Thurstonland. There is a village hall, a pub and a railway station.

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THUNDERBRIDGE

Small attractive village nestled in a wooded valley comprising of stone-built 18th century cottages and a public house. Thunderbridge is a Conservation Area and houses two large residential villas.

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THURSTONLAND

A fine example of an upland farming village dating from the late 17th century, although mainly late 18th or 19th century with attractive folds of stone-built agricultural buildings and cottages. Newer houses, a church with a prominent spire, a vicarage and a school were added in the 19th century. Thurstonland is located in a Conservation Area.

Link: www.thurstonland.org

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UPPER CUMBERWORTH

A rural village with a pub, a church and a shop. Trees are an important element in this stone-built location. Upper Cumberworth is a Conservation Area and the local woodlands are managed by the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group.

Link: www.cumberworthcommunity.org

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UPPER DENBY

Largely stone-built, attractive country settlement of farm groups and terraced houses dating from the mid 18th and 19th centuries, Upper Denby is a Conservation Area. There is a prominent church, a school at the edge of the village, a pub and a cricket pitch.

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