View down valley to Linthwaite from High House Edge, Blackmoorfoot
Linthwaite shown within West Yorkshire
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|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Colne Valley|
Linthwaite (known as Linfit in the local community) is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 4 miles (6 km) west of Huddersfield, on the A62 in the Colne Valley. The village together with Blackmoorfoot had a population of 3,835 according to the 2001 census.
The River Colne, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Huddersfield to Manchester railway line and A62 main road all pass near to the village. After they were constructed, textile mills were then built to produce cloth making use of the river. This led to the growth of the village. Linthwaite Hall on Linfit Fold was built around 1600.
Currently, it is a busy village with five pubs, including the Sair Inn. This olde style pub was formerly known as the 'New Inn' It is now one of the few 'own brew' pubs still in the country. The Sair Inn won the CAMRA National Pub of the Year Award in 1997.
Linthwaite is believed to be the place where the "Dyson" surname was founded in 1316.
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, at the top of Gilroyd Lane, is a wintering site for migrating wildfowl and wading birds.
There are two primary schools and a secondary in the village: Linthwaite Ardron Memorial Junior School and the Linthwaite Clough Junior Infant and Early Years School for local children; and Colne Valley High School, whose catchment area is described in the name.
In sport the village has two teams in the Huddersfield District Cricket League: Broad Oak (on the top road) and Linthwaite (in the valley).
Linthwaite also has football teams playing in the RCD Junior Football League from under-8s right up to under-18s. They also have a group of 5-to-7 year olds.
The largest employer in the village is pharmaceutical drug manufacturer Thornton & Ross, the producer of Covonia cough medicine. The company, which was founded by Nathan Thornton and Phillip Ross in 1922, was acquired by STADA Arzneimittel in a £221 million deal in August 2013.
- Huddersfield Examiner (22 July 2006)
- "Why the Dysons keep faith in their genes". Daily Telegraph. 10 June 2001.
- Henryk Zientek (17 August 2013). "Huddersfield firm Thornton & Ross sold to German group for for £221m - Huddersfield Examiner". huddersfieldexaminer.
- "Family shares £221m windfall after sale of Thornton & Ross". Telegraph.co.uk. 16 August 2013.
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