Church Tavern, 1 Church Yard.

The pub closed in 1892. It was demolished in 1898

John Murgatroyd, who was landlord in the 1870s had 9 daughters. When his brother-in-law(the previous landlord) died he also took care of his 3 sons. However, during an outbreak of fever in Halifax, Mr Murgatroyd lost his wife and two daughters in a week.

At the time, the Parish Church had a pub at each corner:- Church Tavern, Ring o'Bells, Cat I'th Window and the Duke of Leeds.

This was a timber-framed building – the Old Hall – which stood next to the Moot Hall and adjacent to Halifax Parish Church on the site now occupied by the Sunday school


The property at the far end of this block was the 'Church Tavern' in between the Moot Hall and the Parish Church


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