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NORTHOWRAM COMMUNITY

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NEW UPDATES.

HEYWOOD CHURCH  – Currently plans underway to change the lower area into a Heritage Centre. More updates soon.
SCARECROW FUND – Thanks to all contributions during Lockdown.
HISTORY EVENTS – New programme of events has now started

 

This website, northowram.org, is grateful for the monetary support it receives from the Northowram Scarecrow Event fund.

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EVERYTHING YOU
NEED IN OUR VILLAGE

Here you can access all the essential information for services such as doctors, library and our school. Also find the shops and businesses situated near you, and places of worship. Finally find about sporting and recreational activities that you can enjoy in your spare time.

OUR VILLAGE »

AN ACTIVE
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This active society has a large membership who research various aspects of village history. Join them and help find out about old Northowram. Start by accessing some of the interesting historical events that have shaped our village over time on these pages.

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A VILLAGE SOCIETY
THAT NEEDS YOU

Northowram has changed rapidly over the past 50 years from being a small village unchanged for many years to now being a large well developed area with many fields transformed to housing. Although change is necessary it needs to be managed by the residents. The Northowram Village Society is here to help focus residents concerns into relevant action.

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NORTHOWRAM HERITAGE AND HEYWOOD CHURCH

Plans to include a Heritage Centre within Heywood Church are progressing now. A meeting was held to approve that the roof of the building should be replaced which should help make the structure safe and sound for other community uses.

Look out for a fund raising event to help reach a target amount to cover the cost of roof work that needs to be urgently undertaken. This is a Grade 2 listed building with a very special link to Northowram history and Oliver Heywood its founder. Please help in keeping this building in good repair as it will be a hub for community activities now and for future generations.

ANNE LISTER BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY

Access a new page on our site that shows the many places Anne Lister had connections with.

Also find out about a new book is now available priced at £8 that features Anne Lister’s voice in context to places in Northowram and surrounding areas. It also includes walks and various images and maps that help identify all the places Anne walked and mentioned in her diaries in our area. EMAIL – history@northowram.org for details on how to buy

Click here to go directly to the page!

NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Join the society for its annual Christmas social event at Heywood Church lower meeting room on Thursday 16th December at 7.30pm. You are invited to bring what you believe to be your oldest item in your family possessions to share…
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CURRENT NEWS

BRYNESCOLES BOOK (CHELSEA VALLEY - LAST 20 COPIES AVAILABLE.
Free postage in Northowram and Hipperholme areas. email: history@northowram.org with your details and address and we will reply with payment details for either bank transfer or PayPal. A complete history of the valley and its houses from medieval times. Full colour and hard back. Also includes a detailed map of the area and all its owners and tenants as it was in 1837. Illustrated throughout. Some histories of Northowram village also included and references to Anne Lister in the Northowram area.

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH PLANNING

Current issues around proposed planning and development of extensive housing sites within Northowram village is a major concern. Find out more with regular updates from Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum notes and SNLPF.org.uk action group.

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ACTIVE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

At a meeting held by Calderdale Council on the 10th January 2011 it was agreed that Northowram is now designated as a Conservation area. Looking back it has been the result of a lot of work centred around the Village Society and other supporters that have spent many hours of valuable time to bring this about.

Currently we have a threat to this status that was achieved to protect the land surrounding the most historic parts of the village. 22 houses are planned by Charles Church (Persimmon Homes) next to Heywood Church and with a proposed access into the narrowest part of Upper Lane. The planning application number is –  17/01431/FUL.

Read more on the Village Society pages

VILLAGE EVENTS & NEWS

NEW HISTORY OF QUEENSBURY BOOK NOW AVAILABLE

Just published this week a new 400 page History of Queenbury book written and researched by John Patchett and published by the Northowram Historical Society. This book traces the origins of the area right back to very early records from…
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THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED TO THE SCARECROW FUND

The Scarecrow committee would like to thank all those who made donations during the lockdown period when the annual event had to be cancelled. It has been possible to continue our program of helping fund community projects that benefit village…
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NEW NORTHOWRAM TENNIS CLUB NOW OPEN

The new tennis courts at the top of the Hough are now complete after 3 years of negotiating with Calderdale Council to get them transferred to the new Tennis Club’s use with a 50 year Lease. Local resident Peter Thornton…
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CO-OP at Northowram -UPDATE

The proposed changes to the old Northowram Tannery building have now been passed and will therefore be changed to accommodate the new Co-op on this site. There will be a number of changes required for it to be able to…
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A PLACE TO SEE THE EXTRA HOUSING FOR OUR AREA AND COMMENT

The Shelf & Northowram Local Plan site has now been relaunched. It is a site where you can see all the extra proposed housing development sites for both areas. You can also find links and information on an ongoing basis…
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