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HEPZIBAH Baptist Church now known as Steep Lane Chapel, Sowerby, c1965.

The first chapel on this site was built in 1751 as an Independent Church, but in 1779 it was affiliated to the Baptist movement. A new chapel was built in 1820 and was known…

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Slide 3 - In 1706 John Dearden, grandson of the John who is supposed to have built the house, having by marriage come into the Hollins Estate, sold Wood Lane, to Jeremy Crossley of Lighthazles for £1100, described as a 'white Kerseyman.'The view of…

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Slide 2 - The Deardens by their trade as clothiers became very wealthy. It was the custom in the 17th Century to bid very large numbers of friends and acquaintances to funerals. At the death of Michael, son of John Dearden, in 1672, 279 were bidden,…

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Slide 1 - This is one of the most picturesque old Houses in the parish of Halifax, and seems to have escaped external alterations evident in all others, according to the varying tastes of the owners. It is situated in the Calder Valley on a steep…

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Slide 3 - A fine marble monument to Archbishop Tillotson

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Slide 2 - The house is pleasantly situated, surrounded with trees, and covered on the front with ivy and creepers. It is a Charles 1st erection, according to the earliest inscribed date - 1630 - which is the very year of the Archbishop's birth.As…

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Slide 1 - Haugh End is rendered famous as the birthplace of Archbishop Tillotson. The room in which tradition says John Tillotson was born is on the ground floor, and is beautifully paneled in black oak. Over the fireplace is a representation in…

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The sketch and description are from The Calderdale Sketch Book by J. L. Berbiers, published in 1973 by The Halifax Courier Ltd.

The present St Peter

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The sketch and description were originally published in The Halifax Courier in 1912-1913. Formerly approached through a dignified gateway, now demolished. The property, now divided into six cottages, has over its old doorway the initials of John…

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PH/28. The sketch and description were originally published in The Halifax Courier in 1912-1913. Sowerby

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The sketch and description were originally published in The Halifax Courier in 1912-1913. Field House, the old home of the Stansfield family, occupies a commanding site overlooking Triangle and is one of the most imposing mansions around Halifax. …

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The sketch and description were originally published in The Halifax Courier in 1912-1913. A 17th century building, with additions of a later period which have destroyed the old arrangement considerably. It is a good example of the evolution of…

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The Grade I listed Wood Lane Hall was built by John Dearden, a wealthy yeoman clothier, in 1649/51.
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