Place:Holme, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesHolnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
In duabus Holnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.549°N 1.839°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoYorkshire, EnglandLDS 1881 Census reference
Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish in which it was located until 1974
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Holme is a small rural village southwest of the town of Holmfirth and from Tintwistle on the edge of the Pennines in England. Between Holmbridge and Lane Village in West Yorkshire close to the border with Derbyshire. It lies on the boundary of the Peak District National Park, with some properties split to lie partially outside of it.

Near the village is the Holme Moss radio transmitter that is above sea level and tall.

The water seeping from the surrounding moorland is the source of the River Holme, which passes down through the Holme Valley to Huddersfield, where it flows into the river Colne. It is accessed by the A6024 Woodhead Road.

The village contains a pub, called the Fleece, and a school.

On 6 July 2014, Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France from York to Sheffield, passed through the village.

Holme Urban District existed from 1894 until 1937 when it was split between Holmfirth and Penistone urban districts. In the 19th century it was part of the ecclesiastical parish of Almondbury and the registration district of Huddersfield.

Various settlements in the immediate area

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