View of the Blackmoorfoot Road/Park Road junction
Crosland Moor shown within West Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Colne Valley|
It begins 1 mile (1.5 km) to the south west of Huddersfield town centre. The electoral ward of Crosland Moor and Netherton, in the Colne Valley constituency. The area of Crosland Moor includes Beaumont Park, Crosland Hill and Walpole and has a population of 9,085 according to the 2001 census.
The name may have derived from the local landowners the Crosland family who owned much of the area in 15th and 16th centuries.
Crosland Moor begins at the junction of the Manchester Road A62 and Blackmoorfoot Road the main thoroughfare. The area rises up the hillside to overlook the areas of Milnsbridge and Golcar in the Colne Valley.
The former St. Luke's Hospital is situated along Blackmoorfoot Road. It was originally a workhouse for the poor and needy of the area in the 19th century. This was the headquarters for the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust and also provides other services such as physiotherapy. The hospital closed in December 2010 . and the site has quickly fallen into disrepair.
The Walpole and Balmoral Avenue housing estates are also a part of Crosland Moor.
Moor End Academy (formally Moor End Technology College) is Crosland Moor's secondary school based on Dryclough Road near Beaumont Park. Crosland Moor Junior and Infants schools are also on Dryclough Road.
At the end of Dryclough Road, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield's first park, begins. Opened in 1883, the park mainly consists of woodland and is on a hillside that looks over the Holme Valley and the Lockwood railway viaduct. It is currently being restored to its former glory by the Friends of Beaumont Park. Housing around the park is some of the most expensive in Huddersfield.
Along Blackmoorfoot Road beyond the junction with Dryclough Road was the spot where in April 1812 mill owner William Horsfall was shot and killed by the Luddites. They objected to the introduction of machinery Horsfall's mill in Marsden. A side street where the incident occurred was named after Horsfall (William Horsfall Street).
Just off Blackmoorfoot Road beyond the Crosland Heath Golf Course is the Crosland Moor airfield which was established by the David Brown Engineering Works based in Lockwood. Even further up the road is Huddersfield's Observatory which is situated high over Huddersfield for good views of the sky at night.
Before the airfield is the Wellfield quarry where Crosland Hill Sandstone comes from. According to the Building Research Establishment it is a durable stone not affected by acid rain or air pollution.
- Crosland genealogy at Genealogy.com
- Crosland Hill Sandstone bre test results
- Beaumont Park on the Creative Portal website
- Picture of Huddersfield Observatory from a triangulationpost - Geograph.org
- Murder of William Horsfall newspaper report of 1812 - RootsWeb