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Holmfirth, Kirklees

Holmfirth is a small town located on the A6024 Woodhead Road in the Holme Valley, within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Centred upon the confluence of the Holme and Ribble rivers, Holmfirth is 6 miles south of Huddersfield and 13 miles northeast of Glossop. It mostly consists of stone-built cottages nestled in the Pennine hills. The Peak District National Park around Holme Moss is 4 miles to the south of the town.
Post townHOLMFIRTH
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1408
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01484
Population1,980
 

Holmfirth, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Holmfirth, town and ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 6 miles S. of Huddersfield and 20 miles NE. of Manchester, pop. 5763; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has extensive woollen mfrs. At Holmfirth the Bilberry reservoir burst on Feb. 5, 1852, involving the loss of 81 lives and of property valued at £100,000.

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