The yard was home to a smithy on the 1890 Town Plan.
Extract from Discovering Old Huddersfield (1993-2002) by Gordon & Enid Minter:
A little further on. also on the right, Tomlinson's Yard was for many years the site of Hayley's shoeing forge which started trading in the yard in the 1860s and continued until well after the turn of the century. Like many of Huddersfield's once thriving yards Tomlinson's is empty now and rather desolate and the only remnants of the once flourishing business are the flagged floors and drainage channels of the forge and stables.