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History of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

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Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

Halifax, town and urban area (from 2011 built-up area), metropolitan borough of Calderdale, metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, northern England. An old market town for grain, wool, and cloth trades, it lost its preeminence to Bradford (just to the northeast) in the 19th century. It is the administrative centre for the metropolitan borough...

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  • 1414 - Woollen manufacture was being conducted in Halifax on a small scale at this time

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  • 1585 - The Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth was founded by Dr John Favour, who became the vicar of Halifax in 1593.

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  • Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
    The Parish Church
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  • 1642-45 - During the Civil War, Halifax was garrisoned by Parliament against King Charles.

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  • 1650 - The last person was executed in Halifax under a gibbet law, whereby a theft valued at more than 13½d was punishable by beheading.

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  • 1779 - The rebuilding of Piece Hall was completed, with 315 rooms set round a quadrangle.
    It is the only surviving cloth manufacturers' hall in Britain. It was here where cottage weavers would take their pieces, or lengths of cloth, to be...Read MORE...


  • 1795 - St. Johns Trinity church was built, in Harrison Lane.

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  • Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
    Post Office
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  • 1844 - Halifax railway station was originally opened at Shaw Syke.

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  • 1895 - Halifax
    Halifax, hal'e-fax, a parliamentary borough, large manufacturing town, and township of England, co. of York, West Riding, on the navigable Calder,...Read MORE...


  • Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
    Crown Street
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  • 1414 - Woollen manufacture was being conducted in Halifax on a small scale at this time

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1585 - The Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth was founded by Dr John Favour, who became the vicar of Halifax in 1593.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1642-45 - During the Civil War, Halifax was garrisoned by Parliament against King Charles.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1650 - The last person was executed in Halifax under a gibbet law, whereby a theft valued at more than 13½d was punishable by beheading.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1779 - The rebuilding of Piece Hall was completed, with 315 rooms set round a quadrangle.
    It is the only surviving cloth manufacturers' hall in Britain. It was here where cottage weavers would take their pieces, or lengths of cloth, to be... Read MORE...

  • 1795 - St. Johns Trinity church was built, in Harrison Lane.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1844 - Halifax railway station was originally opened at Shaw Syke.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1895 - Halifax
    Halifax, hal'e-fax, a parliamentary borough, large manufacturing town, and township of England, co. of York, West Riding, on the navigable Calder,... Read MORE...

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