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£40 (exc. lunch), all day

The Grade I listed Piece Hall, Halifax is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world, the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls, a class of buildings which embodied the vital and dominant importance of the trade in hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Middle Ages through to the early nineteenth century. The tour will be led by LDN architects, who led an extensive regeneration project completed in 2017.

Just a mile from Halifax centre, Grade II* Shibden Hall dates to 1420. Home of renowned diarist Anne Lister (1791-1840), significant changes to the architecture of Shibden Hall were made whilst she lived there. She employed the architect John Harper of York to make improvements, including the addition of a Norman-style tower c1836 for her library with modern water closets. The main hall was also re-opened to the height of the building and a gallery, new ‘Jacobethan’ panelling and a fireplace were all installed, making the space more imposing.

Members to make their own arrangements for transport.  This visit is for Georgian Group members only. 

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