Oakes, Huddersfield

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Coordinates: 53°39′11″N 1°49′48″W / 53.653°N 1.830°W / 53.653; -1.830

New Hey Road, the main street of Oakes

Oakes is a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3 km) to the west of the town centre off the A640 New Hey Road towards the M62 motorway, between Marsh, Lindley, Quarmby and Salendine Nook.[1]

Oakes was a location of the textile industry. Wellington Mills was constructed together with the local Baptist church, a school, and a public house in 1864.[2] The large factories have now closed and are used for other purposes. Oakes Mills has been demolished in 2017 to make room for a supermarket.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Yorkshire CCXLVI.SW (includes: Colne Valley; Huddersfield.) (Map). 1:10560. Ordnance Survey. 1950. 
  2. ^ Andrew Hirst (30 October 2013). "Search is on for old photos of Oakes". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Robert Sutcliffe (19 October 2017). "Demolition work starts on Oakes Mill site as hopes are high of Lidl store there". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 16 April 2018.