Kirklees

Properties and events in Kirklees

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160th Anniversary --Treasured Time.

St. Saviour's Church, Church Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 3JR
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the display of photographs showing the history of St. Saviour's Church. The memorial Chapel & beautiful stained glass windows. Join us on Sunday & sing your favourite hymns.

All Hallows' Church, Kirkburton

3a Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

All Hallows' Church, Kirkburton open 1000-1600 Sat 7th Sept and Sat 14th Sept. Visitors can explore this medieval church; meet the Adopt-a-Grave and Burial Ground Teams; join a Celebration of our Heritage through Art and Local History walls

All Saints Parish Church

Stocks Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 8PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

All Saints Parish Church dates to the 15th century, was restored in the 19th century and is a Grade I listed building

Batley Heritage Walk

Union Rooms /Wetherspoons, 4 Hick Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5HW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Walk back in time, and watch how shoddy brought vibrancy to the village of Batley and grew it into a thriving town.

Castle Hill Heritage Day Walk

Castle Hill, Hillside, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TA
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk will cover the known development and use of the monument from the Mesolithic to Modern Times.

Celebrating 125 years of Textile Manufacturing: Working Mill Tours

Glendale Mills, New Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7EN
In person
Pre-booking required

Bower Roebuck open day celebrates 125 years of textile manufacturing in New Mill. Book onto one of our working mill tours or drop in for exhibitions, displays, music and competitions. Local businesses will be selling food and refreshments.

Colne Valley Museum-19th Century Weaver's life.

Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Step back in time, and visit our Museum, see the life of a West Riding Clothier in the 19th Century.

Connections to Red House Yorkshire

Oxford Road, Gomersal, West Yorkshire,
Online event
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Connections & Networks to Red House Yorkshire

Crow Nest Park - Victoria stroll

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A stroll through an inspiring Victorian park with a local artist.

Crow Nest Park - Walled garden tea & entertainment

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG
In person
Book on day

An invitation to join us for tea and entertainment in the walled garden in Crow Nest Park.

Dewsbury Beeline & Memory Lane Tour

Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking required

This tour is based on the Dewsbury Beeline Heritage Trail and also locations featured in the documentary Memory Lane Dewsbury. . Tour By Local historian & documentary film maker Simon Reed

Dewsbury Minster Heritage Centre. Heritage exhibitions.

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Additional Exhibitions during Heritage Open Days Ringing Remembers, The story of bellringers lost in WWI Benjamin Thackrah, a quantum leap in campanology. The Indian Army in Dewsbury.

Dewsbury Minster Tower bellringing Have-A-Go

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Tower bells in Dewsbury. 'Have a go' drop in session. Join in with our band to experience traditional full circle bellringing Our tower bells are over 140 years old. Weighing from 4cwt to 13cwt. All welcome, no experience nec

Dewsbury Town Hall

Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DG
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of Grade II* listed, Dewsbury Town Hall. A fascinating building with both cultural and local governance history to be explored.

Explore the history of Greenhead Park

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the history of Huddersfield's beautiful Victorian town park through a display of old maps, postcards and photographs and an early evening guided walk.

Exploring Edgar Wood’s Legacy: an Arts & Crafts walk

Briarcourt, 28 Occupation Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3EE
In person
Pre-booking required

Celebrated architect Edgar Wood left a legacy of fine buildings in Lindley, but also inspired other local architects. Starting from Wood’s Briarcourt and ending at his Clock Tower, this walk of around 1.5 miles will introduce their work.

Greenwoods - Dewsbury's oldest shop

John Greenwood Clothing & Jewellery, 3 Church Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 1JJ
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Pre-booking required

Visitors are able to interact with historical artefacts from Greenwoods, Dewsbury’s oldest shop, which has been trading continually since 1860. Come and see the history in its original setting including meeting Bolenium Bill.

Handbell Ringing - Have a go on our historic handbells

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Handbells in Dewsbury. 'Have a go' drop in session. Join in with our band to experience traditional handbell tune ringing. Our handbells are over 100 years old. All welcome, no musical experience necessary.

Heritage Open Day-Guided Tour of the Jo Cox More in Common Building at the University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3DH
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Pre-booking required

Join us at the University of Huddersfield's, Platinum WELL Building Standard, Jo Cox More in Common Building to experience a tour with a difference to learn how health, wellbeing and sustainability are central to the building and it's users.

High Flatts Quaker Meeting House

Firth Lane, High Flatts, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8XU
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Pre-booking not required

Appreciate the history and setting of the 365-year-old High Flatts Quaker Meeting House which is a grade II listed building along with its surroundings and panoramic views to the East.

Highfields College

Highfields college, 64 New North Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5LS
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Highfields College 1839-2024 A place of higher education built by the Architect J P Pritchett. Lord Asquith, the last liberal Prime minister, being one of the notable attendees at the college

Historic Walk through Kirkburton

Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A vicar’s wife shot, the local myth of ‘traitle oil’ and 93000 soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals… join us on a walk around the oldest part of Kirkburton to discover the rich and fascinating history of this West Yorkshire Village.

Historical Tour of Dewsbury Minster

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

An active guided tour from Saxon times to the present day. Appreciate The Reredos. See the Medieval stained glass window See the the Saxon Cross stones. Understand the building evolution.

Holmbridge Connections - People, Places and Pathways

St. Davids Church, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2NQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Huddersfield and District Family History Society Exhibition People and Places - online searches by experts. Old maps - before the reservoirs! Explore with walk leaflets. Kids' trail. Cafe

Holmfirth Parish Church

Holmfirth Parish Church, Towngate, Holmfirth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Open day on the 14th September, 10.00am until 4.00pm

Hudderfield Parish Church of St Peter

Huddersfield Parish Church of St Peter, Byram Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1BU
In person
Pre-booking required

St Peter's is 2* listed and dates from 1836. There are elements from the 16C building with later Georgian features. There is work by the renowned architect Sir Ninian Comper and some interesting stained glass windows. Guided tours are offered.

Huddersfield Town Hall Tour

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2TA
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of Grade II listed, Huddersfield Town Hall. A fascinating building with both cultural and local governance history to be explored.

King James's School

King James's School, St. Helen's Gate, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6SG
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Pre-booking not required

There has been a school on this site since 1547. From 1608 until 1974 it was a boys' Grammar School. It is now a flourishing mixed comprehensive school. Some of the buildings still in use date back to 1750.

Kirkburton Graveyard Tour

Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A landlord buried where his kitchen garden once stood; a victim of the Holmfirth floods and a young girl struck by lightening!

Last orders? Hudds pubs: past, present and future

The County Beerhouse, 4 Princess Street, 55 Plover Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3ZZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover Huddersfield's wonderful and varied pubs, from the deserted and converted to the surviving and thriving.

Leeds Road, Huddersfield; a look into the original plans created by renowned Stadium architect Archibald Leitch

Stadium Way, The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6PX
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Pre-booking not required

Only recently rediscovered, the original plans for Leeds Road, Huddersfield Town's first and original home, will be seen in public for the first time. The plans were created by Archibald Leitch, who is synonymous with early 20th century stadia.

Lost Railways of Kirklees

Kirklees Local Studies Library, 16A Victoria Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2QF
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Pre-booking not required

Visit us at Kirklees Local Studies Library to learn about the railway lines and stations across Kirklees lost to time.

Mirfield Masonic Lodge 1102

Masonic Lodge, 14 King Street, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 8AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A unique opportunity to have a look around Mirfield Masonic Lodge, formed in 1866 and steeped in history. You will be able to have a look around, and see the temple, the past master's room, with the roll of honour of all the past Masters!

Providence Methodist Church - Golcar

Providence Methodist Church, Knowl Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4AN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Look around the church and learn about its history Exhibition in the schoolroom Refreshments available in the schoolroom

Ravensknowle Park Vintage Motorcycle Show

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity for enthusiasts to get together with others and exhibit their classic bikes, swap stories and experiences in the relaxed surroundings of Ravensknowle Park

Restored Heritage '24 plus

Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 0JZ
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Pre-booking not required

A fabulous Grade 1 Building in a historic Conservation area landscape. Plus talks about local people remembered in our churchyard and The Civil War in West Yorkshire and an exhibition of photographs by Paul Harrison

Roberttown Community Centre

Church Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 7LS
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Pre-booking not required

Roberttown Community Centre Church Road, Roberttown, WF15 7LS Past Present & Future open day 7th September 2024 11 - 2pm Free Entry - Drinks and snacks available.

Roman Roads to Motorways, Trains, Trams Turnpikes and Pathways

Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Kirklees Council, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3DX
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Pre-booking not required

Join us for a display of Spen Valley Routes, Networks and Connections - from Roman Roads to Motorways - Trains, Trams, Turnpikes and Pathways. Music from Musica Mirfield Senior Wind Band and a Transport Quiz and Nature Trail for children.

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, 6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DU
In person
Pre-booking required

This small museum, in a former Weaver's Cottage, comprises: downstairs the family living quarters of a hand-loom weaver c1900; and upstairs a working handloom along with fascinating displays and artefacts linked to our textile heritage.

Sound System Culture Mini Festival

Northern Quarter, Wood Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

A celebration of reggae sound system culture through film, music and dance!

Spen Valley Heritage Waymarkers

653 Halifax Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 8HG
In person
Pre-booking not required

MP Kim Leadbeater will unveil 3 old waymarkers restored & repaired by Spen Valley Civic Society (SVCS), at three local sites, and we'll tell you about their history. Hopefully you may then be able to spot others in a sorry state around Yorkshire!

St John the Evangelist Church, Birkby

75 St. Johns Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5EA
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Pre-booking not required

Come and visit

St John the Evangelist Church, Golcar

St John's Church, Church Street, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are due to celebrate our Bicentenary in 2030. Each year brings new information about our history and we hope that this year is no exception.

St Mark's Church, Longwood

St Mark's Church, St Mark's Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4SZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Church open with historic items on display and access to the bell tower

St Mary the Blessed Virgin

St. Marys Church, Spen Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire, BD19 4LS
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Pre-booking not required

Grade II listed church, refurbished. Sculpture by Peter Eugene Ball and three Robert Thompson (Mouseman) items. Grave of Mary Taylor, friend of Charlotte Bronte.

St Peter's Church, Birstall

St Peter's Church, Kirkgate, The Vicarage 1a Kings Drive, Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 9PB
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Peter's Church is over 900 years old. It is a place of historical significance with links to the Bronte sisters and John Nelson. There is lots to discover both inside and outside the church for all ages.

St Saviour's Church, Brownhill, Batley

Brookroyd Lane, Brownhill, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0BU
In person
Pre-booking not required

File containing documents and photographs of items in the church will be displayed. DVDs featuring the church and other local churches will be shown during the day.

St Stephen's Church, Lindley

St Stephen's Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3JB
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Pre-booking not required

Beautiful Grade II listed church of 1829, serving the community of Lindley.

St Thomas' Church Heritage Open Day in conjunction with Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Grosvenor Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to visit a Grade 2 listed Victorian gem in Batley

St Thomas' Church, Thurstonland

17 Marsh Hall Lane, Thurstonland, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6XD
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Thomas' is a small parish church set in a hilltop village above Holmfirth in West Yorkshire We will explore its heritage, links with the past and connections with the local community, the countryside and local walking a transport links.

St. James Church Slaithwaite

Church street and Bankgate, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5AW
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Pre-booking not required

A very large Georgian Church with later additions; a tiered gallery, a bell-tower and a large Venetian Window

St. Michael the Archangel Church

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Church Street, Emley, West Yorkshire, HD8 9RP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tour of the Church in Emley, visit the bell chamber, climb the tower and access the roof

Taster Sessions in Family History

Batley Community Centre, Upper Commercial Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5DH
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Pre-booking not required

Taster sessions in Family History available at Batley Community Centre.

The Church of St John the Evangelist Dewsbury Moor.

140B Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2LP
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Pre-booking not required

St John's Dewsbury Moor celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2023 and will again be open on Sat 7th and 14th Sept 24. from 1100-1500 for history. ancestry and activities.

The Longwood Sing

The Longwood Tower, Back Thornhill Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4UW
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Pre-booking not required

The Historic Annual Longwood Sing, now in its 151st year!

The Medieval Road system around Batley

Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5DA
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Pre-booking not required

The Medieval Road system around Batley and the many influences that lay behind it.

The Newsome Centre

The Newsome Centre (formerly St. John's Church), Jackroyd Lane, Newsome, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6QU
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Pre-booking not required

The building (formerly St. John the Evangelist Church) will be open to visitors interested in local history. On the 7th and 8th of September we will be hosting Huddersfield & District Family History Society. Refreshments available.

Tolson Memorial Museum/Huddersfield Companies of Renown

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A unique opportunity to see material from the private family collections of the Rippon Bros and David Brown Families. Cars, tractors and memorabilia will be on display.

Tower Tours of Dewsbury Minster

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore the Church Tower. Our ringers will take you up the tower, see the bells and maybe ring a bell. Hear the story of "The Devil's Knell", a unique Dewsbury tradition

Trinity Methodist Church

Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9HX
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Pre-booking not required

This is an opportunity to look around a beautiful Victorian Yorkshire Church; and experience Trinity’s historic organ.

Victoria Tower, Castle Hill

Castle Hill Side, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TA
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Pre-booking not required

Perched on Castle Hill, Victoria Tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign.

Whitechapel church

176 Whitechapel Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 6HR
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Pre-booking not required

Discover Whitechapel Church, its community and closed graveyard this Heritage Open Days.

Wholestone Moor Heritage Walk

Nettleton Hill Road, Scapegoat Hill, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4NH
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk takes in tracks or roads from different ages in this area. It includes those from the Roman, Medieval and post Medieval periods.

Wooldale Quaker Meeting House

Friends Meeting House, Pell Lane, Wooldale, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1QL
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Pre-booking not required

An early Quaker Meeting House with its origins in the late 17th century.

Yorkshire Churches Day Circular Walk (HD3) - Discovering quiet routes connecting churches

St Stephen's Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3JB
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Pre-booking required

Join our guided heritage walk (approx 5 miles) to four Anglican churches starting and ending at St Stephen's Church, Lindley visiting Birkby St John, Birkby St Cuthbert, and Birchencliffe St Philip via calm green routes where possible.