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Brief History of Erringden

Erringden's origins can be traced back to the Vikings when it was known as Heyrikdene which means Valley of Erik or the Valley of the High Ridge (Norse).
In 1106 Norman Earl de Warren fenced it in as a deer park.  Disputes over the Manor of Wakefield in the 14th Century led to Erringden's neglect.  The eventual owner the Duke of York destroyed the deer and depaled the park and in 1449 divided it into land holdings.

Nearly 100 years later it was an independent township with its own Constable.  Because the area was not developed agriculturally some farmers discovered they could make a living both from the land and handloom weaving.  When textile development took hold it boosted the population with 16 families living at Old Chamber alone.

In 1853 the population was 2190.  When industrialisation swept through the upper Calder Valley, textile industries moved down to the more accessible valley bottom.  This left ancient communities stranded on the hillsides.  By 1936 the population was down to 412 and at present in 2016 it is just 129.

Agriculture is back with some sheep and cattle farming.  Erringden is still one of the smallest Parish councils in the country. Without school, pub, Post Office or shops, only a Church of Ease at St John's the Wilderness in Cragg Vale.
Most of the population reside in the valley at Thistle Bottom where there is only one street.

Erringden is a civil Parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire.  The Parish Council has five members and a clerk.  The Chairman's chain celebrates the Deer Park with a Stag depicted on the chain's medallion.


VACANCY FOR COUNCILLOR: A vacancy on Erringden Parish Council has arisen. More info   21 July 2021

Frances Blackburn: Rake Head Farm, Erringden, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6JJ

Roger Greenwood: The Mallards, Underbank, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6NL

Allen Wright: Kershaw Farm, Erringden, Hebden Bridge.

Rosalie Duke: Mittons Farm, Erringden, Hebden Bridge, HX& 6JJ

Fiona Gibbon: 2 Horsehold Farm, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6JN

Clerk: Emma Green
Erringden Parish Council, c/o Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY


Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Annual Assembly of the Parish Meeting, Thursday, 19 May 2022

Council meeting Agenda for Thursday, 7 April 2022

Council meeting Agenda for Thursday, 10 February 2022

Council meeting Agenda for Thursday, 11 November 2021

Council meeting Agenda for Thursday, 8 June 2021

Council meeting Agenda for Thursday, 9 September 2021

Council meeting Agenda for Thursday, 8 June 2021

Council meeting Agenda for Monday, 28 June 2021

Annual Parish Assembly on Wednesday, 5 May, 7pm

Council meeting Agenda for Wednesday, 5 May, 7.30pm

Remote meeting of the Council on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm - Agenda

Declaration of Uncontested Poll of elections of May 2019

Annual Parish Meeting on 16 May 2019

Annual Parish Meeting on 9 May 2018

Annual Parish Meeting on 11 May 2017

Employers' Insurance

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018


Statement Regarding Council Payments: Details of every payment authorised by Erringden Parish Council since July 2016 are included in the minutes of each full council meeting and are available here.

Audit documents 2020-2021

Audit documents 2019-2020

Accounts 2019-2020

Accounts 2018-2019

Accounts 2017-2018

Accounts 2016-2017

Accounts 2015-2016

Annual Return 2018-2019

Annual Return 2017-2018

Annual Return 2016-2017

Annual Return 2015-2016

Audit 2019-2020

Audit 2016-2017

Audit certificate and report 2015-2016

Notice of conclusion of Audit to March 2016




May - September 2021

8 October 2020

25 May 2020

19 March 2020

23 January 2020

26 September 2019

18 July 2019

23 January 2019

5 December 2018

10 October 2018

18 July 2018

Annual Meeting - 9 May 2018

22 March 2018

25 January 2018

12 December 2017

28 September 2017

20 July 2017

11 May 2017

23 March 2017

26 January 2017

15 December 2016

28 September 2016

Photos from Hebden Royd

Photos from Hebden Royd