Halifax Minster is a Grade 1 listed church that became a Minster in 2009. The current building has existed since the mid 15th century and is built on the site of an earlier Norman built church. There has been a church on this site since 1120 and there are still a few stone features thought to be from the earlier 2 churches that have been here.
The church closed in May 1878 to undergo major restoration and reopened in October 1879. The work was directed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who removed the 18th century galleries, lowered the height of the pews, altered floor levels, removed all the plaster, and provided a new organ designed by John Oldrid Scott, the work cost approx. £20,000.
The tower is about 118ft high and was built between 1450 to 1480. The clock dates from about 1774.
The church is the site of the Halifax War Memorial and since the 1960's the remains of the Halifax Stocks have stood by the West Gate.
Halifax Minster from above.
Eastern side of the Minster.
The Stocks outside the West Gate.
Halifax Minster from the South.
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