Hester's Haunt

During the First English Civil War the villagers supported the Parliamentary cause. The local priest, the Reverend Gamaliel Whitaker, angered his parishioners by openly supporting the Royalists. He was denounced to the government forces who attended upon the vicarage to arrest him in 1644. During the struggle the soldiers shot his wife Hester in the ensuing confusion. Local legend has it that her ghost haunts the old vicarage.

 Follow Hester's around her haunts in Kirkburton:

Time: About 3 hours

Grade: A few steeper slopes-could be muddy

OS Maps: Landranger 110 / Explorer 288

Public Transport: regular bus services from Huddersfield to Kirkburton. See www.wymetro.com   for details.

Parking: at Kirkburton Health Centre, HD8 0SJ.

To follow Hester on her Haunt:

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