Place:Northowram, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesNorth Owramsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates53.733°N 1.833°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoCalderdale, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Northowram is a village in the metropolitan borough of 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 itself and 6½ miles from Bradford. Its population at that point was 6841 and Northowram Hall was the seat of J.F. Dyson, Esq.

The current population is much less, but sufficient to maintain 21 small commercial enterprises and a school.

Research Tips