Albion Mills and Millfield Mills were built in the 1870s. William Sykes's sports goods works which became part of Slazengers was established at about this time.[16] Slazenger had four factories which produced sports equipment. Since the factories closed the name is preserved in Slazengers Sports and Social Club, which has facilities and floodlit grounds for many different sporting activities.

The Methodist Church on High Street was demolished. The Salvation Army corps has headquarters on Peel Street and the Tithe Barn Christian Centre is on Westfield Road.

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The Manor of Wakefield was given by the crown to the Earls Warenne in 1106 and was held by them until 1359. Sir Robert de Horbiry and Sir John de Horbiry were stewards to the Earl de Warenne, who granted Sir John the village of Horbury and its lands for life.[8] After the death of Sir John de Horbury in 1306, it became one of the constituent 'graveships' of the Manor of Wakefield.

A wooden bridge spanned the River Calder on the road from Wakefield to Huddersfield in the 15th century. Money for its upkeep was left in local wills dated 1404 and 1492, a custom that continued into the 16th century.[10] A stone-arched bridge that replaced the wooden structure in the 17th century lasted until it partly collapsed in 1918. A new bridge was completed in 1930 and was repaired in 1991 at a cost of £2 million.[11] Horbury Bridge was flooded after heavy rain in 1946.[12]

In 1905, Richard Sutcliffe (1849–1930), who had worked as part-time manager at Hartley Bank Colliery across the valley in Netherton, opened his Universal Works on the site of the old dye house mill on the Horbury-Wakefield boundary in 1905 and started to manufacture conveyor belts and mining machinery. In 1972 the company employed 742 people at its Horbury site.[21]

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Dr. Mark Willings and his team use the latest in advanced technology and techniques to deliver premium quality dental procedures in an office that caters to the patient’s needs and comfort. Their greatest priority is helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile while ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.

The Horbury Group consists of six companies and provides a complete national service to the construction industry.The Group companies can offer a collaborative approach to large projects, providing substantial logistical reductions for main contractors.

A network of local buses, coordinated by West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (WYPTE) connects Horbury with Wakefield, Ossett, and Huddersfield. The M1 motorway to the east of the town is accessed at junctions 39 at Durkar and 40 at Ossett.

The existing Council Building was refurbished by BAM Construction Ltd who appointed Titan Interior Solutions Ltd to undertake the supply and installation of the internal glazed partitions. The project was the winner of the BCO National Award in the Refurbished/Recycled Workspace Category and was described as "beautifully balanced between old and new".

The works later became owned by Procor and then Bombardier Inc.. The last vehicles constructed at the site were Bombardier Voyager trains, the plant closed in 2005; the engineering company Eddison & Wanless now occupies the site.[20]

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We are delighted to invite prospective students and their parents and carers to our annual Open Evening which takes place on Wednesday 21st September from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Information and photos from last year's event are here.

The oldest surviving house in the village is Horbury Hall in Church Street, built by Ralph Amyas, deputy steward of the Manor of Wakefield. It has been dated by dendrochronology to 1474. Other old buildings include the tithe barn.[9] Theand in Horbury was divided into three great fields, Northfield, Southfield and Westfield, and remains of medieval ridge and furrow of strip cultivation are visible in Carr Lodge Park.

Why not round off a day out in the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire with a visit to The Bull’s Head?

Wool spinning and cloth manufacture were important originally as cottage industries.[13] At the start of the Industrial Revolution steam engines were installed at Race's Mill in Dudfleet and Foster's Mill on Engine Lane in 1795.[14] Resistance to the implementation of new textile machinery and the factory system was shown when Luddites, who blamed the new factories for depriving weavers from earning a living in a time of widespread hunger and poverty, destroyed Fosters Mill.[14][15]

Spring Mews at Vauxhall London is a £42m new build consisting of student accommodation and a hotel. The development has a high quality standard throughout which is targeted to overseas students on long term studies in the UK.

Horbury Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 8139427), whose registered office is at Horbury Academy, Wakefield Road, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5HE.

We are now taking bookings for Christmas 2014 and although we are fully booked for Christmas Day, our Christmas Fayre Lunch and Evening menus are available throughout December up to, and including, Christmas Eve.  We are also still taking bookings for Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.

The foundation of St John's Church at Horbury Bridge was in a mission meeting in a room in what is now the hairdressers in 1864. Funds were raised and the church was built with stone from Horbury Quarry in 1884. The curate, Sabine Baring-Gould wrote the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers" in 1865 for the Whitsun procession to Horbury Church.[30] Another mission was set up at Horbury Junction in 1887 and St Mary's Church was built in 1893.[31]

Horbury Academy (formerly Horbury School) caters for pupils aged 11 to 16 in a new building completed in 2009 on the same site as the old one.

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The Bull’s Head at Horbury is a Wakefield Restaurant situated on the main A642 Wakefield to Huddersfield road. It is a proud-standing impressive and substantial building with superb parking facilities and views over-looking the Coxley Valley. We are close to the National Mining Museum at Overton and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at West Bretton.

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Two children from Horbury, Christianne and Robert Shepherd, died of carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu in October 2006. Their deaths resulted in changes to health and safety policies in the travel industry.[39] A memorial garden was opened at Horbury Primary School, which they both attended.[40]

At Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic our mission is to provide state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxing & friendly environment. Our family run dental practice is conveniently located near Wakefield, has ample free parking and is easy to access from junction 40 of the M1. 

Horbury had a chapel of ease to the Church of All Saints in Wakefield, from before the time of the Domesday Book. The chapel was replaced by a Norman chapel with a nave and tower that stood until it was replaced by the present church in 1790. St Peter and St Leonard's Church, the parish church, was designed by John Carr, the Horbury born architect who built the Georgian neo-classical style between 1790 and 1794 at a cost to himself of £8,000. He is buried in a vault beneath the north aisle.


The Bull's Head is located just 5 minutes from the city centre and junctions 39 & 40 of the M1 motorway

The Bull’s Head is a spacious, relaxing, comfortable pub restaurant, where you will always be assured of a warm welcome. Our reputation is for serving fresh, value-for-money meals using quality ingredients which we source locally wherever possible. Our food is prepared and cooked to order by our team of skilled chefs in our busy kitchen.

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In 2008 Horbury had a largely white population compared with Yorkshire and the Humber.

5 Cheapside was an existing office building in disrepair, but with its excellent location next to St Paul's Cathedral it was bought by the property arm of Alan Sugar's Amsprop, who engaged ISG to undertake a full refurbishment.

The name Horbury is attested in 1086 as (H)orberie. It is derived from Old English horu 'dirty land' and burh (in its dative form byrig), which translates as 'filthy fortification' or 'stronghold on muddy land'.[3] Other spellings include Orberie, Horbiry and Horberie.[4] The name possibly referred to a fortification near an old fording point of the River Calder.[5]

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Kew Bridge West is a residential development in Brentford, West London. The development consists of 9 blocks of apartments, 2 of which are social and affordable housing with the other being for private sale.

Proposals were made for a railway through Horbury in the 1830s and an Act of Parliament was passed for the Manchester and Leeds Railway engineered by George Stephenson in 1836. Horbury has had three stations, Horbury and Ossett at Horbury Bridge of 1840, Horbury Junction on Green Lane of 1853 and Millfield Road at Horbury Junction opened in 1927. All are closed.[25]

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67 Lombard Street is a Cat A office fit out of an existing office building in Central London. The main contractor demolished the entire building behind the retained facades and re-built completely adding another 5 floors to the height.