Honley

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Honley
Honley centre 0307.jpg
Honley village centre
Honley is located in West Yorkshire
Honley
Honley
 Honley shown within West Yorkshire
Population 5,897 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SE137118
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  SSE
Civil parish Holme Valley
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLMFIRTH
Postcode district HD9
Dialling code 01484
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Colne Valley
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°36′10″N 1°47′32″W / 53.6027°N 1.7921°W / 53.6027; -1.7921

Honley is a large village in West Yorkshire, England. It is situated near to Holmfirth and Huddersfield, and on the banks of the River Holme in the Holme Valley. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 5,897.

Community[edit]

The annual Honley Agricultural Show[1] takes place on the second Saturday of June. The Show has used farmland between Honley and Meltham, and more recently farmland in Farnley Tyas. Honley has both Ladies and Male Voice Choirs.

There are three schools in the village. Honley Infant and Nursery School for ages 3–7, Honley Junior School for ages 7–11, and Honley High School which after abolishing its sixth form college is now for ages 11–16.[2]

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Honley railway station opened on 1 July 1850, on the Penistone Line. It connects the village to Huddersfield and Sheffield with an hourly service.

Bus[edit]

There are regular bus services to Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Meltham. Most bus services are operated by the First West Yorkshire and Tiger Blue who are based in the railway station's former goods yard.

Church[edit]

The parish church is St Mary's, a Grade II listed mostly Victorian church, constructed in 1843 by Robert Dennis Chantrell, with later additions in 1888 and 1909.[3] The church was built on the remains of an earlier church, known as 'Old Peg' built in 1759. It is surrounded by a burial ground containing inscribed tombstones[4] with remnants of a set of village stocks. Though an earlier building was possibly constructed in 1503.[5]

Sport[edit]

Honley FC fields junior teams at under-6 level to under-17 levels. The teams play in the Huddersfield junior football league,[6] and play competitive seven-a-side matches from under-7s to under-10s and eleven-a-side matches from under-11 to under-17.[7] An adult side with three teams plays in the Huddersfield and District Association Football League. The 'A' team is in the second division, the 'B' team in reserve division one, and the 'C' team in reserve division three.[8]

On 6 July 2014, Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France from York to Sheffield, passed through the village.[9]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honley Show Society Ltd / Honley Show, West Yorkshire". Honleyshow.co.uk. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Tuck, Steven (June 2009). "Kirklees Council". Kirklees.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Mary the Virgin (1313556)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Honley cemetery inscriptions
  5. ^ Mary's Church guide
  6. ^ Huddersfield RCD Junior Football League
  7. ^ Honley Junior Football club
  8. ^ Huddersfield & District Association Football League
  9. ^ "Tour de France Stage 1". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lifestyle, Denis Kilcommons about Davud Bintley". Huddersfield Examiner. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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