Linthwaite (known as Linfit in the local community)[1] is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Huddersfield, on the A62 in the Colne Valley. The village together with Blackmoorfoot had a population of 3,835 according to the 2001 census.

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View down valley to Linthwaite from High House Edge, Blackmoorfoot
Linthwaite is located in West Yorkshire
Location within West Yorkshire
Population3,835 (2001 census)
OS grid referenceSE1027614439
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHD7
Dialling code01484
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°37′35″N 1°50′46″W / 53.6264°N 1.8461°W / 53.6264; -1.8461Coordinates: 53°37′35″N 1°50′46″W / 53.6264°N 1.8461°W / 53.6264; -1.8461

The River Colne, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Huddersfield to Manchester railway line and A62 main road all pass near to the village. After they were constructed, textile mills were then built to produce cloth making use of the river. This led to the growth of the village. Linthwaite Hall on Linfit Fold was built around 1600.

Currently, it is a busy village with five pubs, including the Sair Inn, a traditional pub, formerly known as the 'New Inn' and now one of the few 'own brew' pubs still in the country. It won the CAMRA National Pub of the Year Award in 1997.

Linthwaite is believed to be given where the surname Dyson started in 1316.[2]

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, at the top of Gilroyd Lane, is a wintering site for migrating wildfowl and wading birds.


There are two primary schools and a secondary in the village: Linthwaite Ardron Memorial Junior School and the Linthwaite Clough Junior Infant and Early Years School for local children; and Colne Valley High School, whose catchment area is described in the name.


In sport the village has two teams in the Huddersfield District Cricket League: Broad Oak (on the top road) and Linthwaite (in the valley).

Linthwaite Badgers are the current Huddersfield District Division One champions and Barlow Cup winners. Under the leadership of Alan 'Barcode' Wadsworth they have become the best team in Huddersfield.

The Badgers Mob can regularly be heard chatting 'slawit dont like it - up the badgers' at their beloved home team Badger Cove.

Linthwaite also has football teams playing in the RCD Junior Football League from under-8s right up to under-18s. They also have a football group of 5-to-7 year olds.


The largest employer in the village is pharmaceutical drug manufacturer Thornton & Ross, the producer of Covonia cough medicine. The company, which was founded by Nathan Thornton and Phillip Ross in 1922, was acquired by STADA Arzneimittel in a £221 million deal in August 2013.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Taylor, Arthur (20 February 2016). "The Sair Inn, W Yorks, pub review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Why the Dysons keep faith in their genes". Daily Telegraph. 10 June 2001. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
  3. ^ Henryk Zientek (17 August 2013). "Huddersfield firm Thornton & Ross sold to German group for £221m - Huddersfield Examiner". Huddersfield Examiner. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Family shares £221m windfall after sale of Thornton & Ross". The Telegraph. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.

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