Newsome

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Newsome
Newsome - Mills.JPG
Newsome Mill
Newsome is located in West Yorkshire
Newsome
Newsome
 Newsome shown within West Yorkshire
Population 911 
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HUDDERSFIELD
Postcode district HD4
Dialling code 01484
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Huddersfield
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°37′34″N 1°47′06″W / 53.626°N 1.785°W / 53.626; -1.785

Newsome is a village situated approximately 1 mile south of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It is in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. The village lies at the centre of Newsome Ward to which it gives its name.

Geography[edit]

Newsome stands on a shoulder of land below Castle Hill and above the valley where the River Holme meets the River Colne. The village lies between Berry Brow, Hall Bower and Taylor Hill.

Facilities[edit]

The village has both housing and industrial units, the latter mostly within the site of the former Newsome Mill, which used to produce woollen textiles. It had a large bakehouse (which makes award winning pork pies).[1]

Schools[edit]

There is a secondary school, Newsome High School and Sports College to the south west of the village centre; one of three secondary schools in the area governed by Kirklees to be recognised as a specialist sports college since the government's inception of the programme in 1994.[2] The school's assistant head teacher was named West Yorkshire Teacher of the Year 2006 for an award sponsored by Pulse Radio.[3] The Victorian infant and nursery school 'Stile Common Infant and Nursery School', close to the village centre, was closed down and replaced by newly built Hillside Primary School.[4] A specialist school, Castle Hill school, for children aged 3 - 19, with Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities[5] is located to the south west of the village, by Berry Brow, to support children from within the Huddersfield catchment area. The Huddersfield Examiner announced on 11 July 2009 that the specialist school in Newsome had one confirmed case of swine flu.[6]

Sport[edit]

Newsome Panthers, an amateur rugby league club, are based here.[7] The club fields ten junior teams and an open age team in several leagues operated by British Amateur Rugby League Association. The club plays their home games at the secondary school and the committee meets in one of the village's public houses, The Fountain Inn.

Transport[edit]

The nearest Mainline railway station is in Huddersfield. Berry Brow on the Penistone Line is the closest local railway station. There are several bus service routes, run by First Calderdale & Huddersfield and K-Line Travel, through the village.[8]

Newsome viewed from Castle Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pork Pie Appreciation Society - Parfitts Bakery
  2. ^ 'What are Specialist Schools?' - DfES
  3. ^ West Yorkshire’s Teacher of the Year 2006
  4. ^ Kirklees.gov.uk Website Hillside Primary School listing
  5. ^ Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
  6. ^ "Huddersfield Examiner - News - Local West Yorkshire News - Swine flu at Castle Hill School". Examiner.co.uk. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  7. ^ Newsome Panthers official site
  8. ^ Metro Pink Line

External links[edit]

Media related to Newsome at Wikimedia Commons