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RippondenOver The Bridge is a detached, 18thC, Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of Ripponden's picturesque conservation village at the foot of ...Over The Bridge is a detached, 18thC, Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of Ripponden's picturesque conservation village at the foot of an ancient Packhorse bridge. The cottage overlooks the River Ryburn and has its own fishing rights. Nearby is the 'oldest pub' in Yorkshire and also St Bartholomews Church. The 50-mile waalking route The Calderdale Way passes right by us, and there are other excellent walks to be enjoyed from the village, as well as many cycle routes. After a day's activity why not sample some of the numerous pubs and restaurants in the area. We are a short driving distance from many key tourist attractions including Hebden Bridge, The Bronte Country, (home place of the Bronte Sisters), Last of the Summer Wine Country, Esholt (the birthplace of Emmerdale Farm) and, for those of you who enjoy shopping and exciting nightlife, Leeds and Manchester are only a 20 minute drive away. Why not make a special occasion of your stay with us and order wine, champagne, chocolates or flowers to be provided in your room upon arrival or even reserve a table for a bar meal in the 'oldest pub' in Yorkshire 'The Bridge Inn' dating back to the 1300's. These, or other ideas, can be arranged during the time of booking. Our aim is simply to do what we are able to do to make your stay with us as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Ann Walker’s grandfather, William, largely funded the Georgian Lightcliffe Old St Matthew Church, which was erected in 1775 and replaced a...
Ann Walker’s grandfather, William, largely funded the Georgian Lightcliffe Old St Matthew Church, which was erected in 1775 and replaced an earlier, Tudor foundation.
William also built Cliffe Hill just a short walk away, where Ann Walker lived. Ann and her family worshipped at St Matthew’s Church and had family pews.
After becoming the companion and wife of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, the couple had a green velvet-lined pew installed at St Matthew’s so they could worship together there.
Ann died in February 1854 and was buried in the church, according to her memorial plaque “under the pulpit”. The exact location of this pulpit is the subject of debate, as the church was replaced in 1880 with the current church building.
The old St Matthew’s church was used as a mortuary chapel, but it fell into decay after suffering serious damage from a storm in the 1960’s. Vandalism and theft followed and the church was demolished in the early 1970s.
Fortunately the ‘Friends of Friendless Churches’ rescued the memorials from the walls of the church and they are now stored in Lightcliffe Tower, the only remaining part of the old St Matthew Church.
A memorial stone has been placed on the spot where it is thought that Ann lies and the brass memorial plaque to her now hangs high inside the tower. The plaque is hard to decipher but reads:
In memory of Ann Walker of Cliffe Hill who was born May 20th 1803 and died February 25th 1854
and is buried underneath the pulpit in this church.
And of her niece, Mary who died June 6th 1845 and is buried in this churchyard.
And of her nephews George Sackville (Sutherland) who died in 1843 aged 12,
John Walker who died in 1836 aged 1 year and are buried in Kirkmichael, Rosshire,
the children of George MacKay and Elizabeth Sutherland
Sadly there are no known images of Ann Walker. Most of what we know about her comes from Anne Lister's diaires and letters. Ann Walker is portrayed by Sophie Rundle in the BBC ONE/ HBO drma Gentleman Jack.
You will find Lightcliffe Tower along Wakefield Road, in Lightcliffe, Halifax. The tower is located on your left (as you are driving out of Halifax) just before Till Carr Lane, opposite the Sun Country Inn, HX3 8TH.
TodmordenLuxury countryside holiday cottage retreat with stunning views near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Open log fire. Great walking, cycling and climbing ba...Luxury countryside holiday cottage retreat with stunning views near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Open log fire. Great walking, cycling and climbing base. Well behaved dogs welcome. Originally a farmer’s cottage and barn, now extended to be a luxurious countryside retreat, Rough Top is full of original features and character, providing you with a relaxing environment for your holiday. Ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, Rough Top is situated in a quiet hilltop area with stunning views, plenty of walks and cycle routes for all abilities. The bedrooms are in keeping with the farmhouse style, with pine beds and brilliant views on tap! We have one double and one twin room upstairs with a shower room and a single bedroom downstairs, also with a neighbouring shower room.
Hebden BridgeEstablished in 2003, experience Element by visiting its spacious & welcoming boutique, or browse online. Feel as though you have discovered a h...Established in 2003, experience Element by visiting its spacious & welcoming boutique, or browse online. Feel as though you have discovered a hidden gem when you visit this proud independent boutique in Hebden Bridge. Element brings together design-led collections of contemporary jewellery and watches displayed in a creative and innovative interior. Located in the heart of Market Street, combine your quest for the perfect gift, engagement ring or statement necklace with a day out in a town justifiably proud of its artistic identity. Services: Designer Jewellery Bespoke Jewellery Design and Creation Silver Jewellery Wedding and Engagement Rings Eternity Rings Diamond and Gemstone sourcing Repair and Restoration Work Opening times - Monday to Saturday 10am until 5.30pm. Sunday 12pm until 4pm email - email@example.com phone - 01422 842323 website - www.elementjewellery.com facebook - facebook.com/elementjewellery1 twitter - @helloelement instagram - instagram.com/element_jewellery pinterest - pinterest.co.uk/elementj
Hebden BridgeSpring Wood Studio Apartments offer a stylish and comfortable base for business and pleasure in Hebden Bridge. These two, well appointed apartments...Spring Wood Studio Apartments offer a stylish and comfortable base for business and pleasure in Hebden Bridge. These two, well appointed apartments are set in the glorious wooded valley of Hebden Dale bordering the National Trust property of Hardcastle Crags. Both apartments are completely self contained and each has a spacious double bedroom, contemporary shower room, fully-fitted kitchen with dining area and a comfortable sitting room. Studio Number 1 has a romantic Juliette balcony and Studio Number 2 has a large wooden deck ideal for al fresco eating, both have far reaching views. Each apartment also has a flat screen TV with DVD player, digital TV and radio stations plus free WiFi broadband. There is good mobile reception from most cellphone providers. Gas central heating, fluffy towels and crisp, cotton bed linen ensure you have a warm and comfortable stay. A gas hob, electric oven and large fridge freezer provide adequate capacity for, catering.
HalifaxSultan 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.
Hebden BridgeMuse Music is an independent music store established in 1997, providing a diverse choice of music; Rock, Blues, Jazz, old and new available on CD a...Muse Music is an independent music store established in 1997, providing a diverse choice of music; Rock, Blues, Jazz, old and new available on CD and LP.
Hebden BridgeA stunning Grade II listed, Georgian cottage in Heden Bridge that perfectly combines beautiful period character and contemporary style. This sup...A stunning Grade II listed, Georgian cottage in Heden Bridge that perfectly combines beautiful period character and contemporary style. This superb stone-built cottage is located on the hillside just outside the centre of Hebden bridge. Grade II listed, this unique property was once a stamp office, and this light-filled and stylishly decorated property is brimming with characterful period features is the perfect place from which to discover the beautiful Calderdale area. The Old Stamp Office sleeps 4 people in 1 x king-size double bedroom and 1 x twin and is ideal for walkers, riders and mountain bikers or for those who just want to relax into the town’s chilled vibe. We are family and pet friendly and have off road parking.
Hebden BridgePart 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.
Sowerby BridgeTrinkette sells a range of products such as baby toys , gifts and babyclothes. Fashion items such as handbags, hats, scarves , watches, jewellery f...Trinkette sells a range of products such as baby toys , gifts and babyclothes. Fashion items such as handbags, hats, scarves , watches, jewellery for both men and ladies. A range of gifts, homeware and artwork is also for sale. Trinkette also stocks local products made by local designers and artists.
Please note that Brighouse Pool and Fitness Centre will be closing to the public from 20th March until f...
Please note that Brighouse Pool and Fitness Centre will be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice.
Brighouse Pool and Fitness Centre offers a 25m pool with separate teaching pool, fitness suite, fitness studio and a large car park with over 50 spaces.
BrighouseR1DE is a high intensity indoor cycling studio, based on the first floor in ROKT where people come together to get fit, feel the beat and enjoy the...R1DE is a high intensity indoor cycling studio, based on the first floor in ROKT where people come together to get fit, feel the beat and enjoy the ride. High energy, but low impact, R1DE offers a fun, effective workout on a bike. Whatever level or ability, there is a R1DE to suit beginners through to serious road riders. Opening hours: Seven days a week, please refer customers to the timetable online Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Halifax Swimming Poolwill be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice...
Please note that Halifax Swimming Poolwill be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice.
Halifax Swimming Pool offers a 25m pool with seperate teaching pool and diving facilities. Faciities include fitness classes, an air-conditioned fitness studio with free weights and an dance studio area and two squash courts.
HalifaxWe are an all-year-round friendly pub, with a brilliant atmosphere. We cater for all ages, whether you’re wanting a Sunday lunch with the family or...We are an all-year-round friendly pub, with a brilliant atmosphere. We cater for all ages, whether you’re wanting a Sunday lunch with the family or a few drinks with the lads after work. Our food menu has a wide range of dishes, not to mention our fantastic ‘burger and drink’ deals. We are child and dog friendly.
BrighouseOperation Laser Tag offers woodland laser tag sessions from age 6 using the latest Hi-Tec equipment to bring you interesting and varied games. L...Operation Laser Tag offers woodland laser tag sessions from age 6 using the latest Hi-Tec equipment to bring you interesting and varied games. Laser Tag is ideal for birthday parties, school or youth group sessions, stag or hen parties or just an action packed day out. Sessions are from one to three hours and prices start at £10/player. If you are looking for a game at your venue, we have a full mobile set up as well as our popular rental packages. We also offer Paintball and Battlezone Archery sessions in the woodland environment. Soft Dart (Nerf guns) are very popular with junior players. We have a complete hire set up including barricades for customers who are looking at running an indoor event and we also have a target range that can be hired. Our standard laser tag sessions are ideal for players from 8 years old and are held in our woodland venues at Brighouse. The most popular session is the 2 hour Sgt Major package. All our laser tag sessions are "Exclusive" so you only play with your own group. You will not be mixed with other groups therefore they are ideal for private parties. We offer food options but you are welcome to cater for your own players. E-mail address - email@example.com