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Golcar, Kirklees

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Golcar, Kirklees

Golcar is a village located on a hillside crest above the Colne Valley in West Yorkshire, England, 2.5 miles west of Huddersfield, and just north of the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The main access route is from the A62 (Manchester Road), through Milnsbridge in the bottom of the valley or via Scapegoat Hill from the A640 (New Hey Road) at the top of the hill. When it was a Township, Golcar consisted of Bolster Moor, Golcar, Leymoor, Pole Moor, Scapegoat Hill and Town End.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1016
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01484
Population17,000 (2001)

Other names by which Golcar, Kirklees has been known in the past

Gudlagesarc ~ Gudlargo ~ Gudlgesargo

Golcar, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Golcar, township and vil. with ry. sta., Huddersfield par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles SW. of Huddersfield, 1593 ac., pop. 7653; P.O., T.O.

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