Hebden Bridge Heritage

The cobbled lanes of Heptonstall, a weavers’ village high up on the hills above Hebden Bridge, have remained unchanged for around 200 years. With two pubs and a small post office, this tiny village is popular with walkers and is regarded as one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. Heptonstall churchyard is one of the most fascinating in the country, containing two churches, the imposing ruins of St Thomas a Becket (destroyed in a great storm in 1847) and the present church, St Thomas the Apostle. The graveyard reportedly contains the remains of over 100,000 people!