Karrier Works, Nile Street, Folly Hall

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  • location: Nile Street, Folly Hall
  • status: partially exists

Built as works for Karrier Motors Ltd.

By 1937, the works were unoccupied.[1] By the 1950s, it was home to Highfield Gear & Engineer Co., Limited.[2]


Discovering Old Huddersfield: Part Four (2000) by Gordon and Enid Minter:

Another well remembered Huddersfield firm with premises at Deadwaters was Karrier Motors Ltd. Karrier specialised in the design and construction of buses, lorries and road maintenance vehicles and one of their most constant customers was the local authority. In 1920, the Corporation, using Karrier buses, inaugurated shuttle services to outlying districts via the tramway system. For example, passengers leaving Huddersfield for Golcar would take the tram to Paddock Head and from there complete their journey on a connecting Karrier bus. The firm also supplied the Corporation Tramway Department with tower wagons for carrying out repairs to overhead wires and these became a familiar part of the Huddersfield tramway scene.


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