Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge

Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge


Also nearby

Also in Heptonstall : 19th century parish church of St Thomas the Apostle stands alongside the ruin of the previous 13th century church of St Thomas a Beckett. There are three adjacent churchyards; the newest is where American poet Sylvia Plath, first wife of former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, is buried. Nearby : Hardcastle Craggs (NT property)

The Preacher's House, Heptonstall
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Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel

The unspoilt village of Heptonstall features one of the first Methodist octagonal chapels.

At 4 Northgate is The Preacher's House, where the first society meetings took place in the 1740s, before the octagonal chapel was built. Today, viewing is from the outside only.