Hipperholme

Hipperholme is a village in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire, England, located between the towns of Halifax and Brighouse in the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 11,308.[1]

Hipperholme
Hipperholme Grammar School

Hipperholme Grammar School
Hipperholme is located in West Yorkshire
Hipperholme
Hipperholme
Location within West Yorkshire
Population11,308 (Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward. 2011)
OS grid referenceSE125255
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHALIFAX
Postcode districtHX3
Dialling code01422
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament

Geography

Hipperholme is located at the crossroads of A58 road and A644 road, about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of Halifax town centre at a height of about 522 feet (159 m) a.s.l. (Christ Church). Lightcliffe is a village immediately east of Hipperholme. The boundary between the two is blurred, as there are places named after Lightcliffe with Hipperholme postal addresses. Other nearby places include Hove Edge in the south, Southowram and Northowram to the southwest and the northwest, respectively, and Shelf in the north.

History

Hipperholme is mentioned in the Domesday Book both as Hipperholme and as Huperun. Here the king held two carucates (an area of land used for taxation purposes which could notionally be ploughed by an eight-ox team in a season).[2] Historically it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The township of Hipperholme also included nearby Brighouse, Lightcliffe, and Hove End and was known as Hipperholme-with-Brighouse in the late 19th century.[3]

Economy and commerce

Traditional industries in Hipperholme were the manufacture of silk and cotton goods, coal mining, quarrying, and tannery.[3] From Joseph Brooke's quarrying firm, founded in 1840 and known for their non-slip paving stones patented in 1898, arose Brookes Chemicals Ltd who initially produced pricric acid for military needs, and later bitumen road coatings. Both stone and chemical works ceased trading in 1969.[4] Most of the Lightcliffe plant was sold in 1969 to Philips, manufacturer of electrical goods, and acquired in 1986 by Crosslee plc,[5] who also produce electric household appliances and are one of the major employers in Calderdale.[6]

Hipperholme is today a thriving village with many local shops and is home to several pubs including the Whitehall, the Traveller's Inn, the Hare and Hounds, the White Horse, the Halifax Steam Brewery with Cock o' the North Bar. A recent addition is the reopening of the former Country House as the Tannery.

Education

The local state primary schools are Lightcliffe Church of England School and Cliffe Hill School. Secondary schools are Hipperholme Grammar School, a private school, and Lightcliffe Academy, a state school formerly known as Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, and before that until 1985 as Eastfield Secondary Modern School, which is in Lightcliffe. Hipperholme Grammar School has two sites, the junior school is on Wakefield road and the senior school on Bramley Lane.

Transport

Hipperholme stands at a crossroads, which makes travel easy. A58 road connects it with Halifax and the M62 motorway, A644 road with Brighouse and Queensbury, and A649 road with Liversedge and the A62 road. There are frequent bus routes from Hipperholme to Halifax, Brighouse, Leeds and Bradford. The railway between Bradford and Halifax runs through Hipperholme and neighbouring Lightcliffe. Both villages had stations, though neither of them has remained open. Hipperholme station closed in 1953 and Lightcliffe station in 1965.[7]

Culture and community

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe's social institutions include the Old Brodleans Rugby Club, the Masonic Hall, Lightcliffe Golf Club and the Lightcliffe Club.

Religious sites

St Matthew's Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe - geograph.org.uk - 187860
St Matthew's Church

St. Matthew's on Wakefield Road in Lightcliffe is the local parish church of the Church of England. It was built in 1874 by W. Swindon Barber in the Gothic Revival style and is a Grade II listed structure,[8] as is the nearby tower of its predecessor building which was built by William Mallinson and dates from 1775.[9]

St John the Baptist Church of the same denomination is located north of Hipperholme on Coley Road. It was built in the early 16th century as a chapel of ease at the instigation of William Thorpe of Hipperholme, enlarged in 1596, 1631, and 1711, extensively renovated on the latter occasion, and replaced by a new building in 1816.[10] The latter was built by William Bradley from Halifax and altered by Hodgson Fowler around 1900. It is a Grade II listed building.[11]

Christ Church at the crossroads of Brighouse Road and Leeds Road was built as the Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, starting in 1870, by William Ives in Geometric Gothic style. It was renovated in 1888. After amalgamation with Lightcliffe United Reformed Church in 2003 it obtained its present name.[12] It serves members of the United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church in a Local Ecumenic Partnership.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Calderdale Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistice. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ Domesday Book. Penguin. pp. 868 (text), 1358 (index). ISBN 0-140-51535-6.
  3. ^ a b "Hipperholme West Riding". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Brookes Ltd, Stone Merchants, Brookes Chemicals Ltd, Lightcliffe, and associated companies". National Archives. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Brookes Limited, Lightcliffe Works, Halifax". Calderdale Council. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  6. ^ Henryk Zientek (13 June 2011). "Crosslee notches up 25 years in business". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
  7. ^ John Whitaker. "Station closures". Lost Railways West Yorkshire. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  8. ^ Historic England (2 December 1983). "Church of St Matthew (1300120)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  9. ^ Historic England (3 January 1967). "Tower to Old Church of St Matthew, Calderdale (1133792)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  10. ^ "History of Coley Church". St John the Baptist Church, Coley. 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  11. ^ Historic England (3 January 1967). "Church of St John (1133829)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Churches & Chapels. H. Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel". Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion. ancestry.com. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Christ Church Methodist URC, LEP". Calderdale Methodist Circuit. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
1999 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 6 May 1999. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control. The overall turnout of the election was 30.09% (44,215 voters of an electorate of 146,944). The winning candidate in each ward is highlighted in bold.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 20

Conservative 19

Liberal Democrats 14

Independent 1

2000 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control. The total turnout of the election was 28.97% (40,190 voters of an electorate of 138,748). The winning candidate in each ward is highlighted in bold.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 28

Liberal Democrats 15

Labour 10

Independent 1

2002 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council to no overall control. The total turnout of the election was 32.16% (47,091 voters of an electorate of 146,407). The winning candidate in each ward is highlighted in bold.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 25

Liberal Democrats 15

Labour 13

Independent 1

2003 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. The total turnout of the election was 34.44% (47,601 voters of an electorate of 138,228). The winning candidate(s) in each ward is highlighted in bold.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 25

Liberal Democrat 16

Labour 10

British National 2

Independent 1

2004 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 10 June 2004. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2003. The council stayed under no overall control with a minority Conservative administration.

2008 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control with a minority Conservative administration.

On 9 May, about a week after being elected as a Liberal Democrat, Greetland and Stainland Councillor Keith Watson left the Liberal Democrats and joined the Conservative Party.In 2009 the Skircoat Councillor Geoffrey Wainwright died suddenly. A by-election was held on 2 April 2009. The seat was held by the Conservative Party with John Hardy winning the seat.In June 2009 Elland Councillor Diane Park quit the Liberal Democrats due to the state of the party in the House of Commons. She continued as an independent.

2010 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2010 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections and a general election. One councillor was elected in each ward for a four-year term so the councillors elected in 2010 last stood for election in 2006. Each ward is represented by three councillors, the election of which is staggered, so only one third of the councillors was elected in this election. After the election the council stayed in no overall control but the Conservative minority administration was replaced with a coalition between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.Brighouse Councillor Joyce Cawthra left the Conservative Party and became an Independent in December 2010 due to her not being selected by the party to stand in the next election.

2011 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council took place on Thursday 5 May 2011.

There were 17 seats up for election, one third of the council. After the election the council continued to have no overall control and continue to be run by a coalition between the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.

During 2011 the Liberal Democrat councillor for the Warley Ward Robert Pearson left the Liberal Democrats and spent the remainder of his time on the council as an Independent Liberal Democrat. Councillor Tom Bates of the BNP left the party and continued his term as an independent councillor.

2012 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2012 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in West Yorkshire, England. This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. After the election the council continued to have no overall control and continue to be run by a coalition between the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.

The Warley Councillor Keith Hutson stepped down in 2012 due to health reasons. A by-election was held on 19 July 2012. The seat was held by the Liberal Democrats with James Baker winning the seat.In this year Councillor Nader Fekri for Calder ward defected to Labour from the Liberal Democrats in 2012 saying that he could no longer support the coalition in the national parliament with the Conservatives.In April 2013 the coalition between Labour and the Liberal Democrats collapsed as Labour pulled out over disagreements over benefit cuts. Labour continued to run the council as a minority administration.

2014 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2014 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as local elections across the United Kingdom and a European election. One councillor was elected in each of the 17 wards for a four-year term. There are three councillors representing each ward elected on a staggered basis so one third of the councillor seats were up for re-election. The seats had previously been contested in 2010 which was held in conjunction with a general election. The turnout was significantly lower in 2014 than in 2010 which is not unusual when comparing local elections that coincide with general elections to ones that do not. Prior to the election Labour was the largest party in the council with 21 out of 51 seats, 5 seats short of an overall majority. After the election there was no overall control of the council. Labour had 25 seats, only one short of a majority and so Labour continued to operate a minority administration.

In July 2014 a vote of no confidence was taken about the Labour minority administration. A surprise victory for the motion led to the Conservatives forming a minority administration.All of the percentage changes in the tables below are expressed in relation to the election results in 2010 when the same candidates were up for election. The swings & changes are often smaller when compared to the election of the previous & subsequent councillors in the same wards in the 2012 & 2015 elections.

2016 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2016 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One councillor was elected in each ward for a four-year term so the councillors elected in 2016 last stood for election in 2012. Each ward is represented by three councillors, the election of which is staggered, so only one third of the councillors was elected in this election. Before the election there was no overall control with a minority Labour administration. After the election there was still no overall control so the minority Labour administration continued.

In July 2016 Councillor Rob Holden of Ryburn Ward was suspended from the Conservative Party after he made a request for an independent financial audit of the Calder Valley Conservative Association. This led to a criminal investigation into the financial irregularities at the association. He retained his seat on the council as an independent.

A by-election was held on 6 April 2017 in the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward after the sudden death of Councillor Graham Hall in January 2017. The seat was held by the Conservative Party with George Robinson winning the seat.By-elections were held on 8 June 2017 in the Rastrick ward and Todmorden ward after the resignation of Rastrick Councillor Lynne Mitchell and Todmorden Councillor Jayne Booth. Rastrick ward was held by the Conservative Party with the election of Sophie Whittaker and Todmorden ward was held by the Labour Party with the election of Carol Machell.In April 2018 Councillor Mike Payne of Sowerby Bridge Ward was suspended from the Conservative Party pending an investigation by the party after it was discovered that he had shared an article on Twitter in 2013 which called Muslims "parasites". He was not investigated by Calderdale Council as he was not a councillor at the time of the Tweets. He retained his seat on the council as an independent Conservative. He was later reinstated into the party.

2019 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2019 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One councillor was elected in each ward for a four-year term so the councillors elected in 2019 last stood for election in 2015. Each ward is represented by three councillors, the election of which is staggered, so only one third of the councillors were elected in this election. Before the election there was no overall control with a minority Labour administration. Following the election Labour, having gained four councillors, took control of the council with an overall majority of five seats.

A58 road

The A58 is a major road in Northern England that runs between Prescot, Merseyside and Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

It runs north east from Prescot on the outskirts of Liverpool via St Helens, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Westhoughton, Bolton, Bury, Heywood, Rochdale and Littleborough, then over the Pennines into West Yorkshire.

The road then goes through Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge to Halifax and onwards to Leeds via the villages of Hipperholme, Birkenshaw and Drighlington. It runs through Leeds as the A58(M) motorway (part of the Leeds Inner Ring Road), then north-east through Scarcroft, Bardsey and Collingham to its terminus at Wetherby.

The original route between Leeds and Wetherby was bypassed with a new dual carriageway diverting from Roundhay Road/ Wetherby Road, at the old Fforde Grene junction in Harehills. It runs along the Easterly Road dual carriageway passing Oakwood and Gipton. The re-routed A58 meets its original route at Boggart Hill in Seacroft. The re-routed section was constructed in the 1930s and had a branch of the Leeds Tramway running along the central reservation until the 1950s. The proposed Leeds Supertram was also to run this route.

Danny McNamara

Daniel "Danny" Anthony McNamara (31 December 1970 in Halifax) is the lead singer of English band Embrace.

Hipperholme Grammar School

Hipperholme Grammar School is an independent grammar school in Hipperholme (near Halifax), West Yorkshire, England. It educates pupils between the ages of 3 and 16.

Lightcliffe Preparatory School merged with Hipperholme Grammar School in 2003, under the Hipperholme Grammar Schools Foundation, and was subsequently renamed as Hipperholme Grammar Junior School.The school has it origins in 1529 within the chantry chapel of the nearby village of Coley. In 1648 (the date the school classes as its founding year) Matthew Broadley, paymaster to Charles I, endowed a large sum of money to build a school on land donated by Samuel Sunderland of Coley Hall; the school opened its doors on its current site in 1661. Two of the current school houses, Broadley and Sunderland, are named after the founders.

In 1783 a new school hall was constructed, designed by Longbottom. Originally an all-boys school, it became independent (ISA, AGBIS) in the 1980s and began admitting girls at the same time.In 2017, the Junior School and the Senior School were merged into one building.

Hipperholme railway station

Hipperholme railway station served the village of Hipperholme in West Yorkshire, England.

Lightcliffe Academy

Lightcliffe Academy (formerly Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School and Eastfield) is a high school situated between Lightcliffe and Hipperholme in West Yorkshire, England. The school has academy status.

Paddy Tipping

Simon Patrick Tipping (born 24 October 1949) is a British Labour Party politician who is the current Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sherwood constituency from 1992 until 2010.

Richard McNamara

Richard McNamara (born 23 October 1972 in Todmorden, West Yorkshire) is the guitarist for the English band Embrace. He and his older brother, Danny grew up in the village of Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse near Halifax. Danny is the band's “singer”.

Richard and Danny McNamara attended Hipperholme Grammar School in nearby Hipperholme with their brother Jonathan.According to Danny, as a child Richard was nicknamed 'Firestarter' as he was fascinated with fire and was always playing with a box of matches.McNamara was initially the drummer for a thrash metal garage band called The Little Cakes in his late teens. It is believed that Embrace began when his brother barged into a session and started telling him and his bandmates what to do.Although McNamara has worked with his brother in writing many of the band's songs, he only single-handedly sings a few songs. Most notably "One Big Family" and "Hooligan" which were both issued as singles.

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