skip to Main Content
Everything you need to know to enjoy village life
NORTHOWRAM COMMUNITY
EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR VILLAGE

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

plaque

NEW UPDATES. 

NEW TENNIS CLUB OPEN IN NORTHOWRAM – See the news story below for details of how to join

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 – Start of a new programme of events

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE VILLAGE SOON

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.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY »

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.

VILLAGE SOCIETY »

NORTHOWRAM HERITAGE WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER

Make a note in your diary for the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th. the Northowram Historical Society will be hosting lots of different events throughout the weekend to celebrate the history of the village and Heywood Church. Check out our calendar of events and make sure you book early to secure a place on one or more of the hosted talks and presentations. Food and drink will be served all weekend and this will be a great time to socialise with friends and members of the society.

Check out the diary of events by clicking this link.NORTHOWRAM HERITAGE WEEKEND

ANNE LISTER IN NORTHOWRAM

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

Also find out about a new book which we will be publishing soon featuring Anne Lister content and walks.

Click here to go directly to the page!

NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

HERITAGE WEEKEND – FULL OF HISTORY EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

This event is to be held at Heywood Church‘s grade 2 listed building and is on the weekend of 11th and 12th September. The exciting programme includes: • An illustrated talk (booking required) – listen to a few fascinating stories about…
read more

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.

VILLAGE SOCIETY »

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

YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE TALK AT NORTHOWRAM COMMUNITY CENTRE 7pm WED 18th AUG

In support of Lorraine Greenwood’s charity walk on 4th September, the Vice Chair of the NSE committee is giving a talk about the life saving work and operations of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in the Northowram Community Centre at 7…
read more

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…
read more

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…
read more

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SCARECROW EVENT – 2021 AND 2022

In light of the current “roadmap” for lifting lockdown, and the Stage 2 COVID-19 regulations that will still apply around the early May Bank Holiday, the Northowram Scarecrow Event Committee have concluded that the protection of the village, its occupants…
read more

NORTHOWRAM SCARCROWS EVENT COMMUNITY AWARD 2021

Applications for a Northowram Scarecrows Event community award are now open. Please see the attached poster that explains how to apply for one.
read more
Back To Top