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Parish Church of St Matthew's, Northowram, Tower - - 1115863.jpg
Parish Church of St Matthew - tower
Northowram is located in West Yorkshire
Northowram shown within West Yorkshire
Population 11,618 (Ward.Northowram and Shelf.2011)
OS grid reference SE115265
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
53°44′06″N 1°49′30″W / 53.73499°N 1.824891°W / 53.73499; -1.824891Coordinates: 53°44′06″N 1°49′30″W / 53.73499°N 1.824891°W / 53.73499; -1.824891

Northowram is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England that stands to the east of Halifax on the north side of Shibden valley. Southowram stands on the southern side of the valley.

The village was documented in the 19th century[1] as being in the parish of Halifax, 2½ miles north-east of Halifax and 6½ miles from Bradford. Its population at that point was 6,841 and Northowram Hall was the seat of J.F. Dyson, Esq.[who?] The ward is now called Northowram and Shelf. The population at the 2011 Census was 11,618.[2]

The village has three churches: St Matthew's Church of England parish church, a Methodist church, and a Heywood United Reformed Church. St Matthew's is a Grade II listed building which is constructed of snecked local sandstone with a graded stone-slate roof.[3] In addition, the village today has 21 shops and one school, Northowram Primary School.[4]

The serial killer John Christie was born at Black Boy House near the village in 1899.[5]

The village hosts an annual Scarecrow Festival.[6][7]


  1. ^ Colin Hinson (2006). "Halifax Supplementary". GENUKI. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Calderdale Ward population 2016". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Matthew - Northowram - Calderdale - England - British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Northowram School". Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "The 'quiet boy' who became serial killer". Halifax Courier. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Northowram Scarecrow Festival – This weekend". 26 April 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Northowram Scarecrow Festival". Halifax Courier. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 

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