View of Mytholmroyd from the north
Mytholmroyd shown within West Yorkshire
Population 3,730 (2001) OS grid reference Parish Hebden Royd Metropolitan borough Calderdale Metropolitan county West Yorkshire Region Yorkshire and the Humber Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town HEBDEN BRIDGE Postcode district HX7 Dialling code 01422 Police West Yorkshire Fire West Yorkshire Ambulance Yorkshire EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber UK Parliament Calder Valley List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire
Mytholmroyd is the birthplace of the English poet Ted Hughes. He became the Poet Laureate and married the American poet Sylvia Plath who is buried at nearby Heptonstall. Its population is roughly 4,200.
Mytholmroyd is the home of Calder High School, the largest Comprehensive School in the Upper Calder Valley. Mytholmroyd Community Centre hosts the annual Dock Pudding Championships in April, attended in 2007 by Robbie Coltrane who entered the competition and came second, and the Mytholmroyd Gala takes place every July.
The town is served by Mytholmroyd railway station.
During the late 18th century, the valley to the south, known as Cragg Vale, was home to a gang of counterfeiters known as the Cragg Coiners. The gang's leader, David Hartley, or King David as he was known, was found guilty of the 1769 murder of excise official William Dighton and was hanged at the York Tyburn on 28 April 1770. Two other gang members were also executed for their part in the murder.
The plot of cleared land in the swampy area where the two streams meet.
At a district level Mytholmroyd Urban District Council was set up in 1894. In 1937 it merged with Hebden Bridge Urban District Council to become Hebden Royd Urban District Council. At a county level Mytholmroyd was administered by the West Riding County Council. Both of these were abolished as part of the reforms introduced in the Local Government Act 1972. They were replaced with West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, and Hebden Royd Town Council. The Town Council area forms a civil parish. West Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, leaving Mytholmroyd with a borough and town council.
Mytholmroyd F.C., where Eric Harrison began his career, were based in the town.
Ceremonial county of West Yorkshire Metropolitan districts Major settlements
- Hebden Bridge
- Hebden Royd
- South Elmsall
- Sowerby Bridge
- Warley Town
See also: List of civil parishes in West Yorkshire
- Parliamentary constituencies
- West Yorkshire Joint Services
- Monastic houses
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