Place:Hipperholme, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameHipperholme
Alt namesHuperunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
Hipperholme with Brighousesource: 19th century parish
TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.718°N 1.813°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoCalderdale, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
Brighouse, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcounty borough of which it was a part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Hipperholme is a village in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire, England, located between the towns of Halifax and Brighouse.

Hipperholme has long had an association with the neighbouring municipality of Brighouse. During the 19th century they were merged as the parish of Hipperholme with Brighouse under the Halifax Rural Sanitary District. In 1894 when urban and rural sanitary districts gave way to urban district councils and rural district councils, the parish became two separate civil parishes. Brighouse became a municipal borough; Hipperholme became an urban district. In 1937 Hipperholme re-merged with Brighouse as Brighouse Municipal Borough.

In 1974 the West Riding of Yorkshire was abolished and the area divided between West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the southern and western parts of North Yorkshire. The Halifax area was established as the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hipperholme.

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