Explore the Piece Hall in Halifax
Explore the Grade 1 listed Piece Hall, one of the most remarkable places in Yorkshire.
The Grade 1 listed Piece Hall, a short walk from the station, is one of the most remarkable places in Yorkshire – the last remaining cloth hall of its size in Britain, the sole survivor of the great 18th century northern cloth halls.
Dating from 1779, when it was built as a Cloth Hall for the trading of ‘Pieces’ of cloth (a 30 yard length of woven woollen fabric produced on a handloom), the Piece Hall was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type when built and it now stands in splendid isolation as the only remaining example. It is one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings.
It’s now home to a host of shops, cafes and even an art gallery. Events of all kinds take place throughout the year
The Piece Hall,