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Coordinates: 53°40′19″N 1°56′46″W / 53.672°N 1.946°W / 53.672; -1.946

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St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden
Ripponden is located in West Yorkshire

 Ripponden shown within West Yorkshire
Population 6,412 (2001)
OS grid reference SE035195
Parish Ripponden
Metropolitan borough Calderdale
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HX6
Dialling code 01422
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Calder Valley
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Ripponden is a village and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England, near Halifax, on the River Ryburn. It is the site of a Roman settlement, and there is a Roman Road over nearby Blackstone Edge, a rocky ridge of Millstone Grit. It has a population of 6,412.[1]

Ripponden is the main settlement in a small group of villages; Barkisland, Ripponden, Rishworth and Soyland. The citizens of Ripponden are represented on Ripponden Parish Council. The area is a substantial part of the Ryburn Ward, itself part of Calderdale metropolitan borough.

Ripponden and its villages were formerly served by the Rishworth branch line from Sowerby Bridge; Ripponden and Barkisland railway station closed to passengers in 1929 and the line was closed completely in 1958.

The area is of archaeological note for the Roman road at Blackstone edge alone and is also rich in neolithic and bronze age remains. At nearby Ringstone Edge can be found a small stone circle and neolithic settlement. Upon Rishworth moor, an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to many rare animals, can be found the Cat Stones, a series of ancient round barrow burial sites.


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