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It begins 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south west of Huddersfield town centre. Crosland Moor begins at the junction of the Manchester Road A62 and Blackmoorfoot Road the main thoroughfare. The area rises up the hillside to overlook the areas of Milnsbridge and Golcar in the Colne Valley. The name is derived from the local landowners the Crosland family prominent local land owners who owned much of the area in 15th and 16th centuries. Their home Crosland Lodge, and business holdings at Crosland Moor Mill were situated in the area.[1]

The Walpole and Balmoral Avenue housing estates are also a part of Crosland Moor. The area (including Crosland Hill and Beaumont Park) is bordered by Lockwood, Netherton, Linthwaite, Milnsbridge, Paddock and Thornton Lodge.


The electoral ward of Crosland Moor and Netherton, in the Colne Valley constituency. The area of Crosland Moor includes Beaumont Park, Crosland Hill and Walpole and has a population of 9,085 according to the 2001 census. The ward was renamed Crosland Moor and Netherton in time for the 2011 Census. Its population at the Census was 18,723.[2]

St Luke's HospitalEdit

The former St. Luke's Hospital was situated alongside Blackmoorfoot Road. It was originally a workhouse for the poor and needy of the area in the 19th century. This ended up being a hospital that included the headquarters for the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust, a psychiatric unit and also other services such as physiotherapy. The hospital closed in December 2010[3] and over time, all the buildings on that site have been demolished and the site has been fenced off. However, in 2015 a plan to regenerate the hospital site with up to 200 homes, a retail unit and a small neighbourhood centre have been approved by councillors.[4]


Moor End Academy (formally Moor End Technology College) is Crosland Moor's secondary school based on Dryclough Road near Beaumont Park. Crosland Moor Junior School and the Crosland Moor and Dryclough Infant Schools are also on Dryclough Road.

Beaumont ParkEdit

At the end of Dryclough Road, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield's first park, begins. Opened in 1883, the park mainly consists of woodland and is on a hillside that looks over the Holme Valley and the Lockwood railway viaduct. It is currently being restored to its former glory by the Friends of Beaumont Park. Housing around the park is some of the most expensive in Huddersfield.

William Horsfall and the LudditesEdit

Along Blackmoorfoot Road beyond the junction with Dryclough Road was the spot where in April 1812 mill owner William Horsfall was shot and killed by the Luddites.[5] They objected to the introduction of machinery Horsfall's mill in Marsden. A side street where the incident occurred was named after Horsfall (William Horsfall Street).


Just off Blackmoorfoot Road beyond the Crosland Heath Golf Course is the Crosland Moor airfield which was established by the David Brown Engineering Works based in Lockwood. Even further up the road is Huddersfield's Observatory which is situated high over the town for good views of the sky at night.

Before the airfield is the Wellfield quarry where Crosland Hill Sandstone comes from. According to the Building Research Establishment it is a durable stone not affected by acid rain or air pollution.


  1. ^ Huddersfield Exposed. "Crosland Lodge, Crosland Moor". Crosland Lodge, Crosland Moor. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Kirklees Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Nurses and hospital staff from recently axed Huddersfield hospital St Luke's enjoy re-union". Huddersfield Examiner. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Major regeneration of St Luke's Hospital site gets go-ahead". Huddersfield Examiner. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  5. ^ Murder of William Horsfall -

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