English Tourism Week 2017 Day 8: 5 Buildings in Calderdale with Gorgeous Architecture

English Tourism Week 2017 Day 8: 5 Buildings in Calderdale with Gorgeous Architecture

English Tourism Week is here to help kick start the holiday season! To help celebrate the many great things Magnificently Modest  Calderdale has to offer, we're making a new post each day listing just some of the great places to visit, things to see & do and places to eat.

For the penultimate day eight here's five Buildings in Calderdale with Gorgeous Architecture:

Halifax Minster

Steeped in history, this 15th Century Grade I listed Parish Church in the heart of Halifax has many magnificent features, including painted ceiling panels, gargoyles and one of the finest font covers in England.

 

Todmorden Town Hall

A striking Grade I listed building that straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved in 1888.

 

Halifax Town Hall

Designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament, this Grade ll* listed building has a magnificent 180ft tower and spire which is enriched with sculpture.

 

Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Housed in a Victorian mansion, the Museum’s exterior has an Italianate appearance, and the spectacular interior features a grand marble staircase, painted plaster decorations and many other oak and marble features.

 

Shibden Hall, Halifax

A distinctive half-timbered building furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, adapted and extended throughout the centuries by the families who lived there.

Published at 31 Mar 2017

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