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Coordinates: 53°42′25″N 2°04′01″W / 53.707°N 2.067°W / 53.707; -2.067 Mankinholes is a hamlet in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Pennines, and its nearest town is Todmorden in Yorkshire. It has a YHA hostel, managed by the larger hostel at nearby Haworth. Mankinholes is the starting point for the popular trek up Stoodley Pike, "Pike" being a North-country term for a mountain or large hill. The hill is surmounted by a 120-foot high 19th-century obelisk, also known as "Stoodley Pike",commemorating the end of the Continental System which was a boycot of British goods organised during the Hapoleonic Wars].

Mankinholes was an early centre of Wesleyan Methodism. Groups met in farmhouses as early as the late 18th century and the first chapel was built in 1814. This was enlarged in 1870 and rebuilt in 1911. An adjacent Sunday School was built in 1833. Mankinholes Methodist Church closed on 1 July 1979, when the congregation joined with that of Lumbutts Methodist Church, situated midway between the villages of Mankinholes and Lumbutts. Mankinholes Sunday School building still stands and is now a private house, surrounded by a large graveyard.

The "Top Brink" (formerly the "Dog and Partridge") pub, in the nearby village of Lumbutts, serves real ales.


  • Mitchell, E., History of Mankinholes, 1909
  • Wilkinson, R., Methodism in Mankinholes, 1964
  • Wilkinson, R., Unto the Hills, 1987

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