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"The church at the heart of the community"
We aim to serve the local community in whatever ways we can, as both a spiritual and a practical resource.
The chapel provides a useful suite of community rooms which we make available for community…
Hamer Cottages at the junction of Badger Land and Old Shaw Lane. The date above the window on the right-hand cottage is 1770. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive
Blackshawhead Chapel was built in 1815 by the Methodists of nearby Heptonstall to serve this hilltop village.

The Chapel was extended a few years later by the addition of a Sunday School, which for many years was the only form of education…
The gable end shown here was accessed in the 1950s and 60s via the lean-to on the road side. An old lady lived there, Mrs Greenwood, who was mother to Walter Greenwood who lived at No. 3 Winters Cottages. Below her cottage was a derelict building…
Situated on the road between Colden and Blackshaw, the bend is known as Shay Bend. Heptonstall can be seen in the middle distance.
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