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Once a busy coal mining town, Flockton is now a quiet village offering a retreat away from its busier neighbours of Huddersfield and Wakefield. At the heart of your new home in Flockton is the grade II listed Victorian St James the Great Parish Church, with a community centre that brings the whole community together. Looking back at former communities, the now closed Caphouse Colliery (just over a mile away) has been transformed into the National Coal Mining Museum for England, preserving and bringing the region's rich industrial heritage to life.

While mining brought prosperity to the region, it is the rolling hills, ancient woodland and historic villages of your new home in the West Yorkshire countryside that makes the area so very special.

Living in Flockton

Your new home in Flockton is perfectly placed

Flockton is on the A637 which links Huddersfield with the M1. A new build in Flockton makes local hubs very commutable, including Huddersfield six miles to the east, Wakefield eight miles to the northwest, Leeds 18 miles north and Sheffield  23 miles south. All these key towns and cities are served by the local cross-country main roads, the A642 and the A629, as well as the motorway. From your new home, there's a choice of local train stations, offering services into Huddersfield and Sheffield - the nearest are at Shepley and Denby Dale. Wakefield’s mainline train station operates North-eastern services, including to London King's Cross, Leeds, Doncaster and Newcastle. Leeds Bradford Airport is 26 miles away.

Village amenities close to your Flockton new build

Your new house in Flockton is close to local shops for every-day necessities, including a newsagent/convenience store, two pubs – including The George & Dragon, aka Jack’s Craft Ale & Diner, reputedly the oldest pub in the UK - and a cricket club. There’s a Co-op in Shepley and Kirkburton, and the main national supermarkets are an easy drive away on the edge of Huddersfield. A lovely alternative for local produce is the local farm shop at Thorncliffe.

Great schools near your new house in Flockton

The local primary school, Flockton C of E First School, is within walking distance of your new home in Flockton. There are two middle schools nearby, Kirkburton Middle School and Scissett Middle School. The local secondary school is Shelley College, a SHARE Academy, with other options in Huddersfield, including Kirklees College of Further Education, for A Levels, apprenticeships, adult education and access to higher education.

Great entertainments close to your new home in West Yorkshire

The new housing development in Flockton is almost within cycling distance of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with the stunning indoor and outdoor exhibitions and events and a brilliant cafe overlooking the parkland. Close to your new home in Flockton, the Whistlestop Valley is a family railway adventure park that offers fun days out no matter what the weather; but if it is hammering it down, why not head to the Odeon cinema in Huddersfield to watch one of the latest Hollywood blockbusters?

New builds and new houses for sale in Flockton

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Flockton and new builds in West Yorkshire, including new homes in Huddersfield and Wakefield. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…