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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. Red Patch

    Halifax

    Red Patch

    A traditional games shop, stocking jigsaws, woodcraft construction kits, chess sets and much, much more.
    A traditional games shop, stocking jigsaws, woodcraft construction kits, chess sets and much, much more.
  5. The Lodge at Hardcastle Crags

    Hebden Bridge

    The Lodge at Hardcastle Crags

    This cosy Victorian cottage, at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate, has wooded valley views. Nestle in your own little patch of harmony...
    This cosy Victorian cottage, at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate, has wooded valley views. Nestle in your own little patch of harmony in this quaint two-bedroom Victorian cottage, encompassed by its own garden. You’ll be at the pillared entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate with its wooded valley unfolding before you. From here you’ll have a network of walking trails that pass tumbling waterfalls, rocky streams and otherworldly rock formations that rise from the dense woodlands. There’s also a former mill at its heart which is now a visitor centre. And if you have dogs, there’s no need to leave them behind as The Lodge can cater for two pups. I’m sure they’ll love a snuggle by the log-burner after a long day of walking. The superb50 mile walking route The Calderdale Way, which circles the borough, runs closely past the Lodge. From here, the market town of Hebden Bridge is only two miles away and the city of Halifax is just 10 miles to the east. You’re also about an hours’ drive from the Yorkshire Dales which is to the north. We are pet friendly - 2 dogs are welcome to stay at The Lodge. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet.
  6. 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.
  7. 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

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Sultan Mahal

    Halifax

    Sultan Mahal

    Sultan Mahal Tandoori Restaurant in Halifax serves the finest in Tandoori cuisine. We offer a fine selection of traditional favourites, modern cla...
    Sultan Mahal Tandoori Restaurant in Halifax serves the finest in Tandoori cuisine. We offer a fine selection of traditional favourites, modern classics and inventive Chef's specials, all of which are cooked freshly to order from the finest ingredients. We specialise in Pakistani Kashmiri Cuisine and have some fantastic vegetarian options. Sultan Mahal is fully licensed. Our fantastic food is complemented by quality wines and friendly, efficient service. FREE DELIVERY On orders over £10 within a 3 mile radius, over 3 miles £1.50 charge.
  11. Halifax Town Hall

    Halifax

    Halifax Town Hall

    Halifax's ornate town hall was designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament. This Grade ll* listed building has a magnific...
    Halifax's ornate town hall was designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament. This Grade ll* listed building has a magnificent 180ft tower and spire which is enriched with sculpture. Free guided tours of Halifax Town Hall can be arranged to help you learn more about its fascinating history. Please contact the Mayor's Office on 01422 393022.
  12. Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

    Sowerby Bridge

    Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

    Christ Church is the Parish Church of Sowerby Bridge in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. It is a warm and welcoming place to visit and ...
    Christ Church is the Parish Church of Sowerby Bridge in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. It is a warm and welcoming place to visit and and worship, There are regular services during the week, and plenty of other other activities too. The church is open on a Tuesday and Saturday from 10am till 11:30am for visitors to have a look around and at other times by appointment.
  13. Spogs and Spice

    Halifax

    Spogs and Spice

    Take a trip down memory lane with Spogs & Spice, a sweet shop that is just as you remember from your childhood. Step inside and be transported b...
    Take a trip down memory lane with Spogs & Spice, a sweet shop that is just as you remember from your childhood. Step inside and be transported back in time as the delicious smells of your favourite sweets guide you around the traditional shop. The shelves are stacked with jars of Pear Drops, Cinder Toffee, Strawberry Laces, Sherbet Lemons, Midget Gems, Chocolate Limes and more, with a pick 'n' mix selection, locally made fudge and an American candy range to really get those tastebuds tingling. For those special occasions, Spogs & Spice offer personalised sweet gifts and favours including their best-selling personalised Love Hearts.
  14. True North Restaurant - Interior

    Halifax

    True North Restaurant

    True North Restaurant offers an exciting range of Menus & Special Events in a relaxed and stylish setting. From leisurely Breakfasts to casual ...
    True North Restaurant offers an exciting range of Menus & Special Events in a relaxed and stylish setting. From leisurely Breakfasts to casual Lunches and exceptional Fine Dining, you can enjoy both a warm northern welcome and great food in the heart of historic Dean Clough. The restaurant is headed by multi-award winning and highly respected Executive Chef Mark York. Breakfast/Brunch: Monday-Friday 7.30am-11.30am, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am-11.30am Lunch: Daily from Midday until 3pm, Special Sunday Menu A La Carte: Friday & Saturday from 6pm Pre-Theatre Menu: Available before every Viaduct Theatre performance
  15. Oats Royd Barn, Luddenden

    Hebden Bridge

    Oats Royd Barn

    This luxury loft apartment, contained within a superbly converted 19th c mill stable, is an absolute delight. Situated in stunning Pennine valley n...
    This luxury loft apartment, contained within a superbly converted 19th c mill stable, is an absolute delight. Situated in stunning Pennine valley near Hebden Bridge. Extremely well designed and equipped, sleeps 4 in comfort. Oats Royd Loft Apartment is part of a majestic Yorkshire stone barn that was once the stabling for Oats Royd Mill. It is fresh, light, airy, modern, stimulating and ingenious. There are some extraordinary touches: Japanese-style screens around the raised double bed, metal and perspex stairs leading to a cosy twin roof room, a highly efficient Scandinavian woodburner - high tech meets history in this wonderful transformation! Artists and designers, Hilly and Dan Fletcher have put heart and soul into the restoration of this fine building and have made it into an absolute treasure! The apartment sleeps 4 in comfort and there is a sofa bed or folding bed available for an extra guest. Hilly is a serious cook, so the kitchen is very well equipped with gas cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster etc and anything else you may need can be borrowed.The dining table seats six, but if you don't want to cook, with a bit of advance notice delicious meals are normally available from Hilly. Packed lunches can also be arranged. The apartment has most modern conveniences, including WiFi, TV/DVD, CD/radio, iron and board, hairdryer etc. Outside is a lovely stoneflagged dining patio and sundeck (shared with owners and wildlife) which overlooks the old mill pond, where you can put your feet up, read a book or bring your fishing rod and catch your supper! We can come to local bus/train stations to collect you on your arrival, please ring us to make arrangements. Local buses stop right outside the mill next door. There is a wealth of good entertainment and dining in the area. It's worth checking out what's on in Halifax and Hebden Bridge before you arrive - theatres and music venues in Leeds and Manchester are also easily accessible for an evening out. There is a large Mill Pond in the garden which is full of fish, which guests are welcome to use. A laundry room is available to guests. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet
  16. Hebden Bridge Hostel

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Hostel

    "A very special place… wonderful hosts... a jewel in the Pennines” Hebden Bridge Hostel (aka Mama Weirdigans) is located in a former concert hal...
    "A very special place… wonderful hosts... a jewel in the Pennines” Hebden Bridge Hostel (aka Mama Weirdigans) is located in a former concert hall adjacent to a Grade II listed Baptist Chapel. The hostel provides friendly, comfortable accommodation in four-bed dorms, a 6 -bed bunk room and in private rooms for 2 to 4 people. Every room has its own toilet, shower and wash basin and a light breakfast is provided. Nestled into woodland and yet only a short walk from the town centre, river and canal; the hostel makes a good base for hiking, sight-seeing, shopping or experiencing Hebden's vibrant music and arts scene. Handy for the Pennine way, Calderdale Way and Hebden - Haworth walks.

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