Marsden is a large village at the head of the Colne valley, in West Yorkshire, England. It is about eight miles west of Huddersfield, and lies in the hilly moorland and pastures of the south Pennines.

What's new on this website

Marsden History Trails leaflets

Marsden History Trails

Three leaflets with detailed maps showing trails through Marsden which throw light on how Marsden grew in response to historical developments from the 17 century onwards.

The leaflets are free and can be found in Marsden Mechanics and the Cuckoo's Nest. You can also download PDF versions from the Publications page.


ivan_hirst_s.png     court_roll.png     Fred_1930s.jpg
 Major Ivan Hirst    Manorial Court 
probate documents
   Fred Firth's
WW1 letters

Marsden History Group publications

Laithe and looms, cows and combstocks  Marsden - Then and now Marsden_a_journey_through_time_s.png

Laithes and Looms,
Cows and Combstocks

 Marsden Then and Now - a photographic journey

Marsden - A Journey Through Time 


Marsden History Group

The group consists of any interested people, and has informal links with Leeds University. Most members are local, but anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to join us. There is no fee or forms - just contact us by letter or email.

Group meetings are at 7.30 in the Marsden Mechanics Institute meeting room on the second Monday of each month. All are welcome.

Search this website

Arthur Lomax Collection

The Arthur Lomax Collection - over 600 photographs and documents relating to Marsden's history

Arthur Lomax Collection

Program of events

Crossing the Pennines: the Turnpike Road


Mike Pinder and Roger Logue

Monday March 11th, 2019: 7.30pm

Marsden Mechanics Hall

See all events for 2019