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Scholes, Kirklees

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. 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.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1607
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01484

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

Scholes, small town, Kirkburton par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles S. of Huddersfield, 763 ac., pop. 1182; is a local government district.

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