Northgate stretched from the junction top of Woolshops/bottom of Old Market all the way to North Bridge. (Even numbers on left)

If we head from the top of Woolshops we have Old Market to our left.


J S Driver's Stores was a fish and fruit dealers and was actually number 1 Woolshops


The above two pictures are looking back towards Woolshops


Waggoners Inn 13/15 Northgate in 1840 where the artist of this picture Joseph Rideal Smith was born. The horses and cart on the left are pulling in to Northgate yard. Crossley Street didn't exist then.

At 21 Northgate, stood the 'Royal Sovereigns' from 1822 until 1910 but it may have been nearer North Bridge than the address here suggests.


Junction of Wade Street (top), Northgate and Crossley Street (bottom)

S Gee

The second building on was the 'Roebuck' pub, 26 Northgate, also known as The Buck. This opened in 1735 and closed in 1966.

To the right of 'Top Town Fabrics' was Malt Shovel Yard. Here once stood the 'Malt Shovel' many years ago(see below)

Broad Street is next on our left then the Unitarian Chapel opposite on the right at the top of Victoria Street.

'Far East' (pictured above) was the first Chinese restaurant in town.


Opposite the top of Victoria Street East was Northgate Hotel on our left. This was an extensive Hotel with Northgate Hall next door, the saloon and a casino in the basement. Built around 1837 and demolished in 1961 for area redevelopments.

There was also Northgate Tap pub which was in Northgate Yard. This closed in 1911.

Read More

The picture above is a very early Winding Road in 1810.

Now we reach the junction of Portland Street left and Winding Road right. Portland Street is now home to Broad Street Plaza.

In between Weymouth Street and North Parade was the huge central stores of Halifax Industrial Society(Co-op Stores).


Halifax Industrial Society again

Part of Northgate running from left to right towards North Bridge.

The road running from centre of picture towards the top of picture was North Parade

The road to the bottom left of the picture was Foundry Street. At the top of here once stood 'The Foundry' beerhouse. This was granted a music and dancing license in 1868. It closed in 1905.

The small road running straight up from the bottom-centre of the picture was Grove Street and at the top of here was the Bridge Tavern at 84 Northgate (opened in 1822 and closed in 1940).

The next road along (next to the waste land) was Park Street which curved back round to Foundry Street.

The Commercial at 93 Northgate opened in 1918 and closed in 1973.

The Commercial Hotel left and on the right is Park Street.


Last right before North Bridge(straight ahead) is North Bridge Street and Crosshills veers off to the left towards Dean Clough.

The Globe Hotel beer house at the back of the Grand Theatre at 3 North Bridge Street. This opened in 1897 and closed in April 1958.

Looking back towards town from Crosshills


Dean Clough this way

Return to Halifax History Tour

If you have enjoyed your visit to this website, please spread the word by clicking the 'like' and 'share' buttons below. Thank you