Holmfirth, Kirklees

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Holmfirth is a town in Kirklees

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Holmfirth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Holmfirth in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Holmfirth, town and ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 6 miles S. of Huddersfield and 20 miles NE. of Manchester, pop. 5763; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has extensive woollen mfrs. At Holmfirth the Bilberry reservoir burst on Feb. 5, 1852, involving the loss of 81 lives and of property valued at £100,000.

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