Scholes, Holme Valley

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Scholes is located in West Yorkshire
Scholes shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE159075
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
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
List of places
53°33′50″N 1°45′36″W / 53.564°N 1.760°W / 53.564; -1.760Coordinates: 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.

Local sports[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kirklees Ward profile for Scholes 2008
  2. ^ "Scholes Junior and Infant School - Home". Retrieved 30 August 2017. 

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