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Heritage in Calderdale



  • The 15th century Halifax Minster, Grade 1 listed.


  • All Souls, Haley Hill, Halifax designed by Scott, Grade 1 listed.


  • Halifax Town Hall by Barrie one of the top 10 Town Halls in the country.


  • The Piece Hall the only complete major Cloth Hall left in the country, Grade 1 listed.


  • Wainhouse Tower - The tallest folly in the country.


  • Todmorden Town Hall built right across the one-time County boundary, Grade 1 listed.


  • Heptonstall - with 2 Churches and the oldest Wesleyan Chapel in continuous use anywhere.


  • Kirklees Estate ; former Nunnery site, 15th /18th century buildings and Robin Hood's Grave.


  • The first trans-pennine railway line and, alongside it, a trans-pennine canal both still in use.


  • The Upper Calder Area has almost half the county total of houses built 1600 to 1749



  • Three other Churches at Elland, Sowerby and Todmorden all Grade 1 listed


  • Six important houses of 17th century or earlier which are Grade 1 listed


  • Sixteen designated 'Conservation Areas' spread across Calderdale.


  • The acknowledged 'funkiest' town in Britain at Hebden Bridge.

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A final thought

Trevor Mitchell, English Heritage's Director for Yorkshire and the Humber and a specialist in the Victorian period was the subject of a full page interview in the Yorkshire Post of 14 Jan. 2012. He was asked "If a stranger to Yorkshire only had time to visit one place, where would it be ?" His reply was : "Halifax. It has a wealth of history, some of the finest buildings in the county... The Borough Market, the Town Hall, the best medieval church in the north of England, Paxton's buildings in the People's Park ... the list is endless. Why would you go anywhere else ?"