Thornton Lodge

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Coordinates: 53°38′17″N 1°47′53″W / 53.638°N 1.798°W / 53.638; -1.798 Thornton Lodge is a suburb of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It borders Crosland Moor to the west, Lockwood to the south, and Longroyd Bridge to the north. It mostly comprises suburban housing and some small shops, with industrial units around the area bordering Longroyd Bridge.

Geography[edit]

The housing area lies approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Huddersfield town centre, on the southern slope of the Colne Valley's eastern end, overlooking the A62 Leeds to Manchester road.

History[edit]

Thornton Lodge was originally a country manor that belonged to the Thornton family of Yorkshire who had owned properties in the area since at least 1686.[1]

Community[edit]

The modern population is primarily composed of second- and third-generation Indian and Pakistani families.

Infrastructure[edit]

The major employers within this area are involved in the clothing, textile, and engineering industries.

The nearest rail services are available at Lockwood railway station.

Thornton Lodge click on photo to enlarge it

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