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  1. eptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

    Heptonstall

    Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

    Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One...
    Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One of the first octagonal chapels, it is one of the oldest Methodist churches in continuous use today. This unusual octagonal chapel is open every day. It’s tucked away at the bottom of a flight of steps off Northgate. Entry is free, with donations to the upkeep of the Chapel welcome. Please email Circuit Heritage Officer Mr. John Wilson regarding visits and other activities, at chme@calderdalemethodists.org.uk. Methodism in Heptonstall began with the firebrand Scot William Darney. He founded many societies on both sides of the Pennines as he travelled, preaching as he went. The Heptonstall “Darney Society” was visited by Charles and John Wesley in 1747. In these early days, Heptonstall had a preacher every sixth Sunday, with the travelling preachers receiving no stipend or allowance, eating where they could. John Wesley continued to visit Heptonstall and there were always immense crowds to hear him. The society was so successful it was decided to build a chapel. The octagon shape was then fashionable for Methodist preaching houses, as it avoided conflict with the established church. The building was finished in 1764. It was intended to hold 200 people, but by 1802 there were 337 members and over 1000 scholars. The solution was to knock down the far end of the chapel, lengthen the walls and rebuild it, preserving its octagonal shape. Heptonstall is located on The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. Please call in to visit the Chapel if you're passing by.
  2. The Barn at Whitehall Fold

    Heptonstall

    The Barn at Whitehall Fold

    Located in the village of Heptonstall, the cottage sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (plus an additional sofa bed for 2 adults for short stay) and has...
    Located in the village of Heptonstall, the cottage sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (plus an additional sofa bed for 2 adults for short stay) and has full gas central heating from a combi boiler and a multi-fuel burning stove (logs and kindling provided). It is a brand new conversion completed to the highest standards with a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom. Bicycle storage is available in an adjoining outhouse and there is free parking on site - a rarity in the centre of the village. For the non-drivers, a regular bus service runs between Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge train station. The barn has been sensitively converted in keeping with the Grade II listed status using original Yorkshire stone and has a lovely log burning stove and stone hearth. The owners will be on-hand in the adjoining house. Heptonstall is a beautiful hill top village situated in the heart of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, some 500 feet above the popular and bustling town of Hebden Bridge. The village has 2 pubs, a cafe, a village post office, a small museum and a social and bowling club. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking; ideal for walking and cycling, including the nearby National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags. There are literary links to both the Bronte family in nearby Haworth and to the late poet laureate, Ted Hughes and his wife Sylvia Plath, who is buried in the village church yard - as featured in the hit TV series Happy Valley. The unique and popular town of Hebden Bridge is just a short walk down the hill, offering dozens of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.
  3. Towngate Tearoom, Heptonstall

    Heptonstall

    Towngate Tearoom

    Great coffee, cake and everything in between. Enjoy weekly and seasonal specials, homemade pies, freshly-made frozen meals, breakfast butties, j...
    Great coffee, cake and everything in between. Enjoy weekly and seasonal specials, homemade pies, freshly-made frozen meals, breakfast butties, jacket potatoes, panini's and more!
  4. The Barn at Star Chamber Farm

    Heptonstall

    The Barn at Star Chamber Farm

    Carefully and creativity converted from a lovely old barn on our property, you will feel right at home in this bright and welcoming place. It ha...
    Carefully and creativity converted from a lovely old barn on our property, you will feel right at home in this bright and welcoming place. It has it's own garden with views over the village rooftops to the hills beyond. There is also additional space for you to uses in the attached oak garden room. Its a peaceful and private spot in the centre of this small interesting village, but with numerous footpaths right on the doorstep. We are pet friendly too, so you can enjoy some fabulous dog walks in the surrounding woods and moorland. All on one floor, there is a huge bright living room with stylish galley kitchen & dining area. A bathroom with a bath and shower is adjacent to the two bedrooms. Email: info@starbarn.uk
  5. Ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket, Heptonstall

    Heptonstall

    Ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket

    Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket built ...
    Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket built between 1256 and 1260. Later adaptations gave the Church two naves, two aisles and two chantry chapels as well as a tower. Following a great storm in 1847 the west face of the tower fell away. Some measure of repair took place and the church remained in use up to 1854 when the present church, St Thomas the Apostle, was completed at a cost of £7,000. The ruins of St Thomas a' Becket are carefully maintained and are open to the public. Open air services are occasionally conducted there.
  6. Food Fair & Folk Music

    Heptonstall

    Food Fair & Folk Music

    18th Sep 2021

    Enjoy a Food Fair & Folk Music in the beautiful setting of Heptonstall's historic octagonal Chapel from 1pm...

    Enjoy a Food Fair & Folk Music in the beautiful setting of Heptonstall's historic octagonal Chapel from 1pm this Saturday 18th September.

    There will be local food producers and home made preserves in the Sunday School and folk trio 'Ghost School' will be playing in the Chapel where food and hot drinks will be served.

    (NB Please being cash.)

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