Hartshead Moor Top

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Coordinates: 53°43′13″N 1°44′55″W / 53.7203°N 1.7485°W / 53.7203; -1.7485

Hartshead Moor Top
Houses along Halifax Road, Clifton - geograph.org.uk - 216493.jpg
Houses along Halifax Road
Hartshead Moor Top is located in West Yorkshire
Hartshead Moor Top
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 Hartshead Moor Top shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Hartshead Moor Top is a hamlet in the county of West Yorkshire, England, half way between Brighouse and Cleckheaton on the A643. It is close to the Hartshead Moor services on the M62 motorway. In 1974 the service station was near the scene of a Provisional Irish Republican Army attack on a coach carrying soldiers and their children, killing twelve. There is a plaque in the entrance to the west-bound section commemorating those who died.

Government[edit]

Hartsead Moor Top is a hamlet in the Cleckheaton ward of Kirklees, a metropolitan borough within the ceremonial county of West Yorkshire in England.[1] It was originally in the parish of Clifton, but was transferred to Spenborough Urban District in 1937.

Geography[edit]

Hartshead Moor Top neighbours Scholes to the north, Cleckheaton to the north east, Hartshead Moor Side to the east, Hightown/Liversedge to the south east, Hartshead Moor services to the south and Clifton to the south west. Hartshead Moor services on the M62 is in the neighbouring metropolitan county of Calderdale.

Sport[edit]

Hartshead Moor Cricket Club, established in 1876, is based on Highmoor Lane.

Willow Valley Golf is the home of the Yorkshire P.G.A Championship and voted to be amongst the best new courses in the British Isles. This golf course has 36 holes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cleckheaton". 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

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