is a district of Calderdale
west of Halifax
on the river Ludd in the county
of West Yorkshire
The name means Ludd valley, or valley of the loud stream and refers to the Luddenden Brook.
The spellings Ludingdene, Luddington and Luddyngden are found.
The community is first mentioned in 1284.
In 1375, a corn mill was moved from Warley Town to exploit the Luddenden Brook. With the introduction of water power, many textile mills were established in the district.
The area was used for filming external scenes in the 1980s ITV comedy series In Loving Memory, starring Thora Hird.
- Vikki Egerton. Luddenden Saga: A Brief History of a Yorkshire Village
- Mark Lewisohn. The Radio Times Guide to Television Comedy