Holme Valley

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Location of Holme Valley within Kirklees

Holme Valley is a large civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 25,049 (2001 census). Its administrative centre is in Holmfirth. Other sizeable settlements in the parish include, Brockholes, Honley and New Mill. It is named from the River Holme that runs through the parish.

Upper Holme Valley, looking north and westerly, from Mount at Jackson Bridge over Totties & New Mill to Honley & Crosland Moor

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The parish is the successor to the Holmfirth urban district. An urban district covering Holmfirth was created in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894 and then in 1938, under a County Review Order, absorbed parts of the Holme, Honley, New Mill, South Crosland and Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas urban districts, keeping the name. Under the Local Government Act 1972, the Holmfirth urban district was abolished on 1 April 1974, but its area was retained as a single civil parish with a parish council. The council changed its name from Holmfirth Parish Council to its present Holme Valley Parish Council in 1975.

Lower end of the Holme Valley, looking north from Meltham across Netherton and Crosland Moor to Huddersfield and beyond towards Dewsbury

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Coordinates: 53°35′N 01°48′W / 53.583°N 1.800°W / 53.583; -1.800