SE0926 : All Souls Church, Halifax

taken 1 year ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, Great Britain

All Souls Church, Halifax
All Souls Church, Halifax
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott for local textile magnate Edward Akroyd, completed in 1859. Scott considered it his finest church. The spire rises to 236 feet. Listed Grade I, the church was declared redundant in 1979 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust LinkExternal link
All Souls church, Halifax
Apart from the ancient parish church (now Minster), All Souls, Haley Hill is probably the most significant ecclesiastical building in Halifax. Built in 1856-58 to the designs of Sir George Gilbert Scott, in the neo-gothic style popular at the time, it is regarded as one of his finest works. Of particular note are the 236ft high spire (the second tallest in West Yorkshre after Wakefield Cathedral) and stained glass by Clayton and Bell.

Now listed grade 1 (list entry 1314027), it was formally closed for regular worship in 1979. From 1983 to 1988 it was leased to a local preservation trust. The Redundant Churches Fund (now the Churches Conservation Trust) later became responsible for care and maintenance of the building and its contents, and it is open to visitors by arrangement and for heritage open days.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Style (from Tags)
Victorian Gothic 
Architect (from Tags)
George Gilbert Scott Snr 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0914 2602 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.8299N 1:51.7764W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0914 2594
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