SE0925 : View of the Square Chapels, Piece Hall and Parish Church, Halifax

taken 12 years ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, Great Britain

View of the Square Chapels, Piece Hall and Parish Church, Halifax
View of the Square Chapels, Piece Hall and Parish Church, Halifax
This view is from Beacon Hill. Partly duplicating another photo, but showing the parish church as well as the other named buildings. Although the 18C Square Chapel is square, it was built in a district called Square. It was saved from dereliction and probable demolition by volunteers who have established it as a thriving arts centre. It was replaced in the 19C by the neo-Gothic chapel to the right, of which little but the tower and spire survive. Behind it is the Piece Hall, built round a courtyard in the 18C when Halifax was an important market centre for the wool and cloth trade. The Parish Church is very ancient, and the parish originally included the whole of upper Calderdale, a similar area to the present Metropolitan Borough. In front are some staithes, where materials such as coal were tipped from railway wagons into carts below.
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Friday, 28 April, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 30 April, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 09 25 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.5490N 1:51.4499W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 103 251
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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