Honley village centre
Honley shown within West Yorkshire
|Population||5,897 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||160 mi (260 km) SE|
|Civil parish||Holme Valley|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Colne Valley|
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.
The annual Honley Agricultural Show 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.
Honley railway station opened on 1 July 1850, on the Penistone Line. It connects the village to Huddersfield and Sheffield with an hourly service. There are regular bus services to Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Meltham. Most bus services are operated by the First Group and K-Line (also known as Teamdeck) who are based in the village.
The parish church is St Mary's, a mostly Victorian church, constructed in 1873 on the remains of an earlier church, known as 'Old Peg' built in 1759. Though an earlier building was possibly constructed in 1503. It is surrounded by a burial ground containing inscribed tombstones with remnants of a set of village stocks. The inscriptions on the stones and presence of the stocks suggest an earlier date for the foundation of the church.[according to whom?]
Honley FC fields junior teams at under-6 level to under-17 levels. The teams play in the Huddersfield junior football league, and play competitive seven-a-side matches from under-7s to under-10s and eleven-a-side matches from under-11 to under-17. 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.
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- General, Sir Clement Armitage, General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division
- Biff Byford, singer with heavy metal band Saxon.
- France Littlewood (1863–1941), was a socialist activist.
- Captain Sydney Liversedge (1897–1979), first world war flying ace, was born in Honley.
- Dora Thewlis (1880–1976), suffragette, was born in Honley.
- "Honley Show Society Ltd / Honley Show, West Yorkshire". Honleyshow.co.uk. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- Steven Tuck, June 2009. "Kirklees Council". Kirklees.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
- St Mary's Church
- Mary's Church guide
- Honley cemetery inscriptions
- Huddersfield RCD Junior Football League
- Honley Junior Football club
- Huddersfield & District Association Football League