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Ovenden railway building
Ovenden is located in West Yorkshire
 Ovenden shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE081274
Metropolitan borough Calderdale
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALIFAX
Postcode district HX3,HX2
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places

Coordinates: 53°44′36″N 1°52′40″W / 53.743241°N 1.877863°W / 53.743241; -1.877863

Ovenden is a village in West Yorkshire, England, next to Boothtown and Illingworth about a mile from Halifax town centre.

Ovenden railway station on the Halifax and Ovenden Junction Railway line closed in 1955.

Ovenden rugby league club competes in the National Conference League.

The Ridings School in Ovenden gained national notoriety as one of the worst schools in the UK. It closed in 2009 and parts of it have been converted into a doctors surgery and sports centre with rest of the school leased to a not-for-profit organisation, Threeways, who plan to open a community hub with fitness, sport and entertainment facilities.[1]

Champion Jack Dupree[edit]

In the 1970s and 1980s, Ovenden was the home of New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist Champion Jack Dupree.[2] A bronze plaque has been erected in his memory.[3]


  1. ^ "Halifax Ridings School site in community takeover". BBC News. BBC. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Story of a boxing Champion". Halifax Courier. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Small Town Saturday Night". HebWeb News. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

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