Nowadays, Friezland is
considered to be the area around the church, but traditionally
Friezland was the area of hillside below Alphin Pike, one of the
hills above Dovestones Reservoir.
Christ Church, was built in the mid 19th century. The church school
was founded at around the same time.
due to its close proximity to communication networks. It was adjacent to not only the
canal, but also the Staley turnpike road (now Oaklands Road) and
the Manchester to Huddersfield railway line.
a smaller area than most other Saddleworth villages, Friezland
shares with them a thriving community with its own local interest
groups and associations. The industrial past can be seen in the
carefully preserved Royal George Mill and Mann’s Wharf, which
was originally a landing place for barges at the edge of the Huddersfield Narrow