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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. Dies used By the Cragg Vale Coiners

    Mytholmroyd

    The Cragg Vale Coiners

    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's a...
    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency. David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse (which is now a bed & breakfast accommodation with educational facilities) David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation. David’s activities soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation. David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley and the gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate. One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller. On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence. Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78. Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
  3. Harveys of Halifax: Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Harveys of Halifax: Piece Hall

    Harveys are almost 100 years old and have been trading as a family run independent department store in Halifax for over 65 years. Their Piece H...
    Harveys are almost 100 years old and have been trading as a family run independent department store in Halifax for over 65 years. Their Piece Hall store is dedicated to stocking homeware items from the very best brands including Alessi, Emma Bridgewater, Joules Homeware and Orla Kiely.
  4. Cherry Tree Cottages

    Halifax

    Cherry Tree Cottages

    Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and hea...
    Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and heather garden with direct access to the open countryside and footpaths. Superb Pennine views. At Cherry Tree Cottages we have two warm, traditional, stone cottages, set in two acres of natural heather and woodland garden, with extensive views over the Black Brook valley and attractive South Pennines. Both our cottages have direct access to open countryside and footpaths. We are in a country location within 15 minutes of either Halifax or Huddersfield town centres, and are ideally situated for exploring Bronte Country and historic West Yorkshire. The major tourist attractions of Leeds, Manchester and York are within easy travelling distance. The cottages are fully equipped and furnished to four stars standard and are connected to a wireless broadband network for free internet and email access. Central heating and linen are included, and there are no extras of any kind. Laundry and drying facilities are provided in the cottage. You may also check availability at any time by visiting our website www.yorkshire-cottages.co.uk Pets and children are welcome. Pets are welcome at no extra charge. We have an extensive garden area with good dog walking direct from the doorstep. Short break and mid-week holidays are available all year.Please check our website for late availability and part weeks at discount. Where part weeks are available, these are offered on our website at special rates. There are good pubs and restaurants nearby, some within walking distance.
  5. The New Hobbit

    Sowerby Bridge

    The New Hobbit

    Nestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant &...
    Nestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant & Wedding Venue. With a rich history this venue has grown from a pub in the 1900’s to now a 30 bedroom hotel offering vintage and new modern rooms. Whatever your tastes may be the New Hobbit has it with an exceptionally rated customer service you will find just what you are looking for. Our standard double rooms have been designed with your comfort in mind. All our double rooms continue the country theme of our ‘log wall’, each having a console table masterfully cut from the trunk of a tree. Each room has been superbly decorated to the highest standard with 5-star quality beds dressed with sumptuous duvets to add to your comfort. An extra touch of comfort and style comes from the 100% wool throws which complement the theme of the hotel. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower and soft white towels.
  6. The Wash House - Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge

    The Wash House

    This newly renovated 18c. Wash House is uniquely situated on the Rochdale canal; a few minutes walk from the heart of Hebden Bridge. Sleeping four ...
    This newly renovated 18c. Wash House is uniquely situated on the Rochdale canal; a few minutes walk from the heart of Hebden Bridge. Sleeping four over two double bedrooms, a private garden and dog friendly, The Wash House offers modern conveniences in a character cottage and a simply stunning location. Whether you are a walker, keen cyclist or simply escaping the city, The Wash House is the perfect base for experiencing the many rich delights of the South Pennines and beyond. This newly renovated 18c. Wash House is uniquely situated on the Rochdale canal; a short stroll to the heart of historic Hebden Bridge and just three minutes walk trom Hebden Bridge Train Station. Sleeping four people over two double bedrooms, the Wash House offers modern conveniences in a character cottage and a simply stunning location. The accommodation is completely self-contained with a lovely canal-side garden for guests to enjoy. Fully serviced including towels and linen. Galley kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, microwave, electric cooker and hob. Lounge with cosy wood burning stove, TV/DVD and Bluetooth stereo. Shower room and toilet. Two double bedrooms with Bluetooth stereo, hairdryer, hanging and draw space and a dressing table. Free Wi-Fi We welcome one well-behaved dog per stay.
  7. Casa Hotel

    Brighouse

    Casa Hotel

    The Casa Hotel is a lakeside hotel situated in its own landscaped grounds in Brighouse. We have seven double rooms, a family room, twin room and a...
    The Casa Hotel is a lakeside hotel situated in its own landscaped grounds in Brighouse. We have seven double rooms, a family room, twin room and a feature room for you to choose from. All our recently refurbished en-suite rooms offer tea and coffee making facilties, Hair Dryer, TV and wonderful countryside views. We have a passion for food and drink, and it shows. The property also includes a bar area and separate restaurant; children and families welcome. Our menus are created using the highest quality produce to create inspiring seasonal dishes. Wherever possible we use local suppliers, all of our meat is sourced from Yorkshire and our fish is delivered fresh – never frozen! We work closely with our meat, fish and veg suppliers to ensure we’re using the best produce the local area has to offer. We are located less than 200 metres from The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale.
  8. Cat i' th' Well

    Halifax

    Cat i' th' Well

    A fabulous country pub in a wonderful location with fine views, just a few hundred metres away from The Calderdale Way walking route. Enjoy an ...
    A fabulous country pub in a wonderful location with fine views, just a few hundred metres away from The Calderdale Way walking route. Enjoy an open fire, comfortable seating , friendly people, great beer and really good food. Legend says that the white rock behind this pub was a hiding place for Robin Hood's loot and that the rock must be painted annually, or the pub will fail. One landlord, who painted it pink, went out of business the following year!
  9. Cinnamon at the Mill

    Greetland

    Cinnamon at the Mill

    Cinnamon At The Mill specializes in Indian food, free range, no added colour and low in fat with the freshest herb and spices from around the world...
    Cinnamon At The Mill specializes in Indian food, free range, no added colour and low in fat with the freshest herb and spices from around the world If you are looking for somewhere that serves consistently high standards of food, a buzzing atmosphere and attentive staff Cinnamon At The Mill is the place for you. Catering to both a la carte and takeaway customers they offer a service that is second to none. Our various menus offer wholesome dishes from every corner of India with spices, herbs, textures and flavours to lure any diner into our true Indian atmosphere. We boast some of the finest and authentic chefs, all the way from India, preparing creative and innovative dishes. Each chef offers expert knowledge of his regional dishes and their preparation. We also offer a comprehensive wine list to enhance your dining experience.
  10. Height Gate Camping Barn

    Eastwood

    Height Gate Camping Barn

    Height Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning st...
    Height Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning stove • downstairs bedroom with bunk beds, wheelchair accessible • three upstairs rooms for sleeping • the barn offers a large indoor space for activities • toilet and shower facilities (wheelchair accessible) The sleeping arrangements are currently based on the simple ‘camping barn’ model. Bedrooms are carpeted; users will need to bring their own sleeping bags and if desired camping mats or campbeds. Maximum group size is 30, for both fire safety and facilities provided.
  11. The Piece Hall Photo by Paul White Photography

    Halifax

    The Piece Hall

    The Piece Hall is unique. A Grade I listed Georgian masterpiece and the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain.

    Following a multi-millio...

    The Piece Hall is unique. A Grade I listed Georgian masterpiece and the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain.

    Following a multi-million pound transformation project, Britain's magnificent and last surviving cloth hall is ready to welcome visitors again.

    The Grade I listed structure has stood at the heart of Halifax since 1779 and has now re-opened as a world class cultural, heritage and leisure destination.

    The huge open-air courtyard is surrounded by a mix of independent bars, restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. The stories of Georgian Halifax are told in the specially created exhibition spaces, while the central courtyard plays host to a year-round events programme of music, dance, film and spectacle for up to 7,500 people at a time.

    Click here to watch a short video about the reopening of The Piece Hall

  12. The Buttress

    Hebden Bridge

    The Buttress

    Part of an ancient packhorse route, the Buttress offers a steep, cobbled ascent from the market town of Hebden Bridge to the village of Heptonstall...
    Part of an ancient packhorse route, the Buttress offers a steep, cobbled ascent from the market town of Hebden Bridge to the village of Heptonstall, set atop the hillside hundreds of feet above Hebden Bridge. Although less than a mile in distance, the ascent is quite challenging due to its steep and cobbled nature. However, this does not deter dozens of enthusiastic cyclists from riding up to the top in the annual 'Up the Buttress' hill cycle challenge. The Buttress can also be tackled in a more leisurely fashion and is suitable for walking. Suitable footwear is recommended as the cobbles can be a little slippy when wet. The Buttress begins its ascent from Hebden Bridge just off Old Gate/ Royd Terrace. If you cross the Packhorse Bridge from Bridge Gate, then you will see the cobbles of the Buttress to you left. almost opposite Hangingroyd Lane on your right.
  13. Gingerbread

    Halifax

    Gingerbread

    Gingerbread can create spaces in your home that are elegant, desirable and yet remain functional and practical. They have an eclectic range of prod...
    Gingerbread can create spaces in your home that are elegant, desirable and yet remain functional and practical. They have an eclectic range of products that enables them to serve all tastes and budgets, from the faded elegance of aged linens, antiques & vintage pieces to contemporary fabrics and wall coverings that are digitally printed and environmentally-friendly. Gingerbread have a broad network of suppliers and support several cottage industries. This includes a unique partnership with Ryburn Valley Furniture, who design and create beautiful, bespoke Kitchens, Bedrooms & furniture to compliment your home, lifestyle & taste. Gingerbread’s interior styling service is available to make the whole experience of changing and moving homes easy and enjoyable and to create a bespoke vision for you. The team offer an initial consultation either at The Piece Hall or in your home and can create your dream interior by offering a full project management service.
  14. Old Chamber

    Hebden Bridge

    Old Chamber

    Set in the hamlet of Old Chamber, this former working farm barn offers stunning views over Hebden Bridge. The B & B is run by Julie with occasio...
    Set in the hamlet of Old Chamber, this former working farm barn offers stunning views over Hebden Bridge. The B & B is run by Julie with occasional help from her friendly neighbours. Two en-suite double rooms are available.. We welcome walkers and mountain bikers - there's a large, secure garage where you can lock up your boots and bikes, and plenty of room to park your car. : We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet. The Pennine hills and valleys around Hebden Bridge have long been popular with visitors. Walking and cycling are popular activities, whether just strolling along a riverside path, or following the stone causeways ("causeys") that mark old packhorse routes. Britain's first National Trail, the Pennine Way, passes close by, while the Calderdale Way, a 50-mile (80 km) circular route around the Calder Valley, skirts the town. A growing network of bridleways makes excellent mountain-biking and horse-riding routes, including the Mary Towneley Loop, part of the Pennine Bridleway.
  15. Lee Royd

    Hebden Bridge

    Lee Royd

    Lee Royd is a traditional Yorkshire stone house situated on the new Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way: Perfect for walkers and cyclists. Slee...
    Lee Royd is a traditional Yorkshire stone house situated on the new Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way: Perfect for walkers and cyclists. Sleeps 6 (1 double, 2 twins). Stunning south-facing views with veranda; also wooden floors and a wood-burning stove. Free wifi, lockable bicycle cellar, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and small garden with sitting out area and furniture. Real ale pub, restaurant and supermarket 200 yards. We are Walker and Cyclist friendly. Sorry, no pets allowed.
  16. The Attic B&B

    Hebden Bridge

    The Attic B&B

    'The Attic' is a purpose built single en-suite guest-room situated in a traditional over-dwelling in central Hebden Bridge. 'The Attic' is a tranqu...
    'The Attic' is a purpose built single en-suite guest-room situated in a traditional over-dwelling in central Hebden Bridge. 'The Attic' is a tranquil space with dramatic views over Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley. There are 2 steep flights of stairs (with hand rails) to 'The Attic' but it is on the 5th storey of the building! 23 Melbourne Street is a 'back-to-back over-dwelling built in 1887. 'The Attic' has two large triple-glazed skylights and a fully opening dormer window looking-out over Hebden Bridge.

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