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Ripponden

Summary
Ripponden is a village and civil parish on the River Ryburn near Halifax in West Yorkshire, England. Historically it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Its population was 6,412 at the time of the 2001 Census, and 7,421 in 2011. Ripponden is the main settlement in a small group of villages (Barkisland, Ripponden, Rishworth and Soyland) whose citizens are represented on Ripponden Parish Council. The area is a substantial part of the Ryburn Ward, itself part of Calderdale metropolitan borough. Ripponden and its villages were formerly served by the Rishworth branch line from Sowerby Bridge; Ripponden and Barkisland railway station closed to passengers in 1929 and the line was closed completely in 1958. The area is of archaeological note as it is rich in neolithic and Bronze Age remains. At nearby Ringstone Edge can be found a small stone circle. Ripponden is the terminus of the annual Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival. The village is on the route of the Calderdale Way, a c
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