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Hipperholme Grammar School.jpg
Hipperholme Grammar School
Hipperholme is located in West Yorkshire
Hipperholme shown within West Yorkshire
Population 11,308 (Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward. 2011)
OS grid reference SE125255
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALIFAX
Postcode district HX3
Dialling code 01422
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°43′33″N 1°48′43″W / 53.725755°N 1.812031°W / 53.725755; -1.812031

Hipperholme is a village in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire, England, located between the towns of Halifax and Brighouse. The appropriate Calderdale Ward is called Hipperholme and Lightcliffe. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 11,308.[1] Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located on the busy A58 road and includes Hipperholme Grammar School, a local private school. It is mentioned in the Penguin edition of Domesday book both as Hipperholme and as Huperun index page 1358 and text page 868 where the king had two carucates (an area of land used for taxation purposes which could notionally be ploughed by an eight-ox team.)[2]

Hipperholme, a thriving village with many local shops, is home to several pubs including the Whitehall, the Traveller's Rest, the Hare and Hounds, the White Horse, the Halifax Steam Brewery with Cock o' the North Bar. A recent addition is the reopening of the former Country House as the Tannery.

Lightcliffe is a village adjacent to Hipperholme, so close that the boundary between the two is blurred. Some regard the boundary as being at the doctors' surgery, where addresses change from Lightcliffe to Hipperholme. The local state primary schools are Lightcliffe Church of England School and Cliffe Hill School. Secondary schools are Hipperholme Grammar School (private) and Lightcliffe Academy (State) (formerly Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, and before that Eastfield Secondary Modern School until 1985), which is in Lightcliffe.

St Matthew's Church

Hipperholme stands at a crossroads, which makes travel easy. There are frequent bus routes from Hipperholme to Halifax, Brighouse, Leeds and Bradford. The Halifax rail line runs through Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, though both villages no longer have their former stations.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe's social institutions include the Old Brodleans Rugby Club, the Masonic Hall, Lightcliffe Golf Club and the Lightcliffe Club.

The village's major employer is Crosslee plc, based on the site of the former Philips electrical factory.


  1. ^ "Calderdale Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistice. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  2. ^ ISBN 0-140-51535-6