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Wainstalls is a district of Halifax, in West Yorkshire, England.[1] The area is rural and much of the area is farmland. Wainstalls is in the HX postcode area and in the HX2 postcode district and the Luddendenfoot ward of Calderdale Council.

The area contains Wainstalls School, where Hannah Cockroft, a British paralympian who won two golds at The London 2012 Paralympic Games, studied.[2][3]

The two pubs in Wainstalls are The Crossroads Inn and The Cat-I-th'Well.[4]

Wainstalls currently has a factory right in the centre which currently homes Heights (UK) Ltd. In the late nineteenth century, the mill owner, James Calvert, arranged for 250 orphans from Liverpool to come and work in his mill. According to a local historian they were well-treated and descendants of them still live in the area.[5] They became known as the Wainstall waifs.[6] In the 1970s the factory had been home to confectionery makers John Mackintosh Ltd.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner; Enid Radcliffe (1967). Yorkshire: The West Riding. Penguin. pp. 237–9. ISBN 978-0-14-071017-5.
  2. ^ "Wainstalls School - Former Pupils". www.wainstalls.org.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hirst, Andrew (1 September 2016). "Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft vows to win three golds at Rio2016". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ Stephen Gee (26 September 2013). Halifax Pubs: Volume Two. Amberley Publishing Limited. pp. 57–9. ISBN 978-1-4456-2850-9.
  5. ^ "The waifs who found hope in Calderdale..." Halifax Courier. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Talks and walks on Luddenden's history". Halifax Courier. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2017.

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Coordinates: 53°45′07″N 1°55′52″W / 53.752°N 1.931°W / 53.752; -1.931