Heckmondwike is a small town eight miles south-east of Bradford, and is part of the conurbation dubbed Cleckheckmondsedge.

Like its larger neighbour Dewsbury, Heckmondwike was formerly an important centre for the manufacture of blankets and carpets.

OS grid reference SE 215 235

Born in Heckmondwike

John Curwen (1816-1880) - music educator and pioneer of the tonic sol-fa system.

Useful and informative links

Heckmondwike photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Heckmondwike

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