Denby Dale

Denby Dale is a village and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees.

As a civil parish it covers the villages of Denby Dale, Lower Denby, Upper Denby, Upper Cumberworth, Lower Cumberworth, Skelmanthorpe, Emley, Emley Moor.

It was named ‘Pie Village’ after the huge pies made to celebrate special events. A tradition first started in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness.

The river that runs though the pretty village is called the River Dearne and there is a striking stone-built viaduct which spans the Dearne Valley which provides the home for Denby Dale railway station.

As well as a thriving and busy high street, Denby Dale also benefits from the retail haven – Springfield Mills.  A collection of independent shops, including cafes, clothing, wine and even a soft play centre to entertain the children.

Gilthwaites First School is located at one end of the village providing education from reception to year 5.

Denby Church of England Voluntary Aided First School is a voluntary aided primary school associated with the Church of England and situated in Upper Denby. The school has two classes, infants and juniors, with the infants running through years reception to year 2 and the juniors running through the years 3 to 5.

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