A handy guide to schools, transport links and local amenities close to Eastwood Homes’ new homes at The Bridges, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

Area Guide: The Bridges, Holmfirth

Located on the site of the former Thongsbridge railway station, just a short distance from the picturesque village and countryside of Holmfirth, The Bridges is a unique development featuring 16 two, three and four bedroom properties.

To complement the surrounding environment the homes are being built in natural stone, and the area will be fully landscaped.

Local Area

Thongsbridge is a small village in the Kirklees district of West Yorkshire. It is in the semi-rural Holme Valley and the village boundaries merge into the neighbouring communities of Holmfirth, New Mill and Wooldale. 

The new homes are located just off Miry Lane on the site of the former Thongsbridge train station, which was part of the now closed Holmfirth branch line.

The name of the village is derived from the old Viking word ‘thong’ meaning a strip of land. One of the first records of Thongsbridge is from the early 13th century when the area was owned by the Bisset family. The village expanded in the early days of the industrial revolution, its location, within the steep-sided valley, being ideal for the water powered textile mills. 

Transport links

  • Brockholes station is approx. 1m away, whilst Honley is slightly further at 1.5m. Train journey times to Huddersfield just 13 mins, with Barnsley 35 mins away and Sheffield 55 mins. Trains to Leeds require a change at Huddersfield with a total journey time of approx. 39 mins. 
  • While Thongsbridge is a small, quiet location, urban centres are not too far away with driving times of Huddersfield - 17 mins; Leeds - 45 mins and Sheffield - 52 mins.
  • The closest airport is Leeds Bradford International (27 miles), while Manchester Airport (32 miles) and Robin Hood Airport (47 miles) are also easily reached from Thongsbridge. 

Nearest secondary school

The closest secondary school to The Bridges is Holmfirth High School which is literally around the corner, schools over 1,200 pupils, split over 5 year groups from Years 7 to 11 and has an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report.

Primary schools

The nearest primary school is Brockholes Junior & Infants which also achieve ‘Outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted report.


There are a number of nurseries in the local area, including Hey Days Nursery, Looby Loos Day Nursery and Barnaby’s Day Nursery


The Elmwood Health Centre has 12 doctors in addition to a nursing and healthcare team including community midwives and health visitors. There are a number of dental practices including Holmfirth Dental Surgery and Stable Court in Holmfirth, and the Honley Dental Practice in nearby Honley. The nearest accident and emergency department is located approx. five miles away at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Entertainment and dining out

The nearby town of Holmfirth as a selection of restaurants and pubs including Aldea Mediterranean, Carniceria Mediterranean, Poppa Piccolinos Italian and Soul Kitchen serving American BBQ and soul food.

Holmfirth is also home to intimate music venue - The Picturedrome. Leeds and Sheffield both have a wide variety of galleries, theatres and live music venues, whilst Huddersfield has an Odeon cinema and the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Sports clubs and activities

For sports enthusiasts there is plenty to do in the local area. 

As well as professional sports teams Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants.

The local area is great for outdoor activities and has some of the best cycling and walking routes in the UK. There are also some fun family attractions, such as Eureka! The National Children's MuseumGreenhead ParkKirklees Light RailwayCannon Hall Farm and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Click here to find out more about The Bridges.

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