The village of Linthwaite is located in the Colne Valley, situated 3 miles west-south-west of Huddersfield town centre and positioned between Milnsbridge and Slaithwaite.
The area is rich with history, with buildings still standing strong such as churches, large textile mills, and dyeworks.
In 1911, the Titanic Mill in Low Westwood Lane was built, which still stands and has been converted into apartments, a spa, and a leisure club. Spring Grove Mills, located behind Reliance Garage, has also been repurposed, providing space for several businesses as the Colne Valley Business Park.
Although Linthwaite no longer has the textile-focused trade it once had, numerous businesses are present in the village. The largest of these is Thornton and Ross, a pharmaceuticals manufacturer founded in 1922. It is now part of a European group, producing many leading brands and exporting to more than 80 countries worldwide.