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Heptonstall
West Yorkshire
Heptonstall sits on a promontory overlooking the Calder Valley – from the village there are wide views over the Pennine moors and down on to the town of Hebden Bridge below. The village centre is unspoilt and lined with handloom weavers cottages that in the 18th century was the main industry here – it even had its own Cloth Hall. A new church was built here in 1854 and rather than reuse the stone from the earlier one, they left it as a ruin. On Good Friday Weaver’s Square is turned over to Mummers who re-enact the Pace Egg play that has been a feature here for hundreds of years.

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Population
1,500
Must See
Church ruins, Octagonal Chapel, Northgate
Attractions
Heptonstall Museum
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Heptonstall Museum
Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall HX7 7PL

Set inside old Grammar School building. History of the village and recreation of an old school room.

Admission: Free
Open: Weekends only 11:00am-4:00pm
Tel: 01422 843738

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Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel
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Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel
Northgate, Heptonstall HX7 7ND

The oldest Methodist chapel in continuous use - since 1764. Methodist founder, John Wesley, oversaw its construction and preached here.

Admission: Free
Open: Mon-Sun during daylight hours / Service: Sunday 10:45am
Tel: 01422 881706 (minister)

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Heptonstall Church
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Heptonstall Church
Church Street, Heptonstall HX7 7NT

There are two churches in the churchyard - the old ruined St Thomas the Apostle dating from the 1260s and the "new" church dating from 1854. The ruined church is "open" all the time.

Admission: Free (please leave donation)
Open: Daily 10:00am-4:00pm / Service: Sunday 9:15am
Tel: 01422 842138 (vicar)

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Market Day
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Shops
Post Office / shop, cafe, two pubs
Live!
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Sport
Cricket
Tourist Info Centre
Hebden Bridge
Direct Access
Bus. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
Overview
A circular walk around the village up narrow lanes, to the ruined church, Weavers Square, Octagonal Chapel and Towngate.
Video Features
See exclusive content of the Pace Egg Play.

Slide Show

Diary

April
Pace Egg Plays
Pace Egg Plays

Held in Weavers Square on the main street with performances starting at 11:00am until mid afternoon. Each performance lasts about 20 mins.

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May
Pennine Spring Festival
Pennine Spring Festival

Held over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. Musical performances of vocal and orchestral music in the church.

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July
Heptonstall Festival
Heptonstall Festival

Music, poetry, morris dancing usually held on third Saturday in July. Events at Weavers Square.

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