All Souls' Church, Halifax Haley Hill, West Yorkshire
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A magnificent church on a grand scale
This Halifax landmark is one of most magnificent buildings to be designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and paid for by Edward Akroyd, a Halifax manufacturer. Scott thought it his best church but he still lamented it was not grander still.
Completed in 1859, it has a 72-metre-high spire and dazzling stained glass created by Victorian master craftsmen.
A light-filled gem with a Shakespearean connection.
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
Should you find the church locked, please contact 01423 322597 and a key holder will open the church for you.
There are several steps up into the church. The door locks can be difficult for some to open. The west door can be stiff.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Haley Hill, Boothtown Road, Halifax, on A647
Nearest railway station: Halifax (0.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church efore you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Yorkshire County Guide 2012 Haley Hill All Souls - Your Church Tour
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in North, South and West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
All our West Yorkshire churches are in CCT's North region.
Useful local links:
- Welcome to Yorkshire tourism website
- What to do in West Yorkshire
- Family days out in West Yorkshire
- Old Yorkshire website
- Yorkshire Family History Society
- Yorkshire Archaeological Society
- Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust
- A list of churches in West Yorkshire