Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Heptonstall is a picturesque stone-built village in West Yorkshire, 1 mile from Hebden Bridge.

It was the original settlement here, high above the valley, until the Industrial Revolution led to the development of Hebden Bridge beside the River Calder and canal.

St. Thomas a Becket and St. Thomas the Apostle Church is 19th century, and replaced the mediaeval church which now stands in ruins in the same churchyard.

The Wesleyan chapel, originally hexagonal, was built in 1764, and the original Piece Hall and Grammar School are even earlier.

On Good Friday each year, the Paceggers Play, telling the story of St. George, takes place in Weavers Square.

The modern road up from Hebden Bridge is very steep, but the earlier packhorse road was even steeper.