Scholes, Holme Valley

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Scholes is located in West Yorkshire
 Scholes shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE159075
Civil parish Holme Valley
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HD9
Dialling code 01484
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Colne Valley
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Coordinates: 53°33′50″N 1°45′36″W / 53.564°N 1.760°W / 53.564; -1.760

Scholes is a Pennine hilltop village, situated 1 mile (2 km) to the southeast and above Holmfirth, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Huddersfield, in the Holme Valley of West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 1,990.[1] The name Scholes may have originated from the Scandinavian language meaning 'the temporary huts or sheds'.

The village contains one non denominational primary school, originally built in 1908, modernised in 1976 and extended in 1986. The school caters for approximately 213 pupils aged four to eleven.[2]

Scholes was the birthplace of the entertainer Roy Castle, well known as the presenter of the long-running BBC show Record Breakers.

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Scholes has a successful cricket team in the Drakes Huddersfield League and teams in the Huddersfield & District FA competition.

View of Scholes, Holmfirth, from Mount

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