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A hamlet on Burnley Road Hebden Bridge made up of Mayroyd Hall and associated Cottage (mid 17th century) and Mews.

Originally a farm-building called Thornhollin in 1399. In 1435, it was called Meherrode. It was rebuilt in the 15th century.

The present building is an early 17th century hall-and-cross-wing house.

In the 16th century, it was the home of the Sutcliffe family.

Members of the family who are recorded here have included

  • John de Wethelay [1434]
  • Robert de Southclyff [1435]
  • John Sutcliffe [1500s]
  • Robert Sutcliffe [1530]
  • Matthew Sutcliffe an English clergyman, academic and lawyer who was born here about 1550
  • Adam Sutcliffe [1582]
  • Brian Bentley [1584]

In the winter of 1643 when Yorkshire was largely the theatre of operations in the English civil war, Mayroyd was a stronghold for the royalists. At that time it belonged to the Cockcroft family, and in the 17th century, it was the home of William Cockcroft, Henry Cockcroft, William Cockcroft [1700], William Cockcroft, and Grace Cockroft [1745].

Several local attorneys – including Thomas Sayer and Robert Alcock - lived and practised here from the early 18th century.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

  • Rev John Crook [1834] who founded Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge in 1858
  • John Horsfall [1854] who founded the cloth factory at Calder Mill John Horsfall & Sons
  • James Sutcliffe-Thomas JP [1927]
  • Sir Harold Sutcliffe [1950s] Conservative member of parliament

Category:Hamlets in West Yorkshire