The Denholme Clough Fault is a small fault located in Denholme, England. The fault is approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) long. The fault has produced no appreciable earthquake history, but it is still subject to stresses that may cause it to slip. The maximum earthquake arising from a slip of this fault has been estimated to be below magnitude 3. The Denholme Clough Fault is part of the Pennine anticline and is partially visible from the surface.

The fault starts at Leeming alongside another and together the two faults merge and run across Thornton Moor, through Denholme and own towards Huddersfield where it is known as The Bailiff Bridge Fault. The throw of the fault (its Vertical displacement) is as much as 500 feet (150 m) across Thornton Moor.[1]


  1. ^ Stephens, John Victor; Mitchell, G H; Edwards, Wilfrid (1953). "VII; Structure". Geology of the country between Bradford and Skipton. London: H.M.S.O. p. 123. OCLC 5097198.

Coordinates: 53°47′45.6″N 1°53′10.4″W / 53.796000°N 1.886222°W / 53.796000; -1.886222