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Heptonstall is a small village and civil parish within the Calderdale borough of West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the population of Heptonstall, including the hamlets of Colden and Slack Top, is 1,448. The town of Hebden Bridge lies directly to the south-east. Although Heptonstall is part of Hebden Bridge as a post town, it is not within the Hebden Royd town boundaries.The village is on the route of the Calderdale Way, a 50mile circular walk around the hills and valleys of Calderdale.HistoryHeptonstall was the site of a battle during the early part of the English Civil War in 1643.Historically a centre for hand-loom weaving, Heptonstall's cottages and terraced houses are characterised by large first floor windows to maximise the light for weaving.The older churchyard claims "King" David Hartley amongst notable graves there. Hartley was founder of the Cragg Coiners and lived as a rogue in the Calderdale area until he was hanged at Tyburn near York in 1770.The foundation stone of its octagonal Methodist chapel, the oldest still in continued use, was laid following the visit of John Wesley in 1764.
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