All Souls Church, at Haley Hill, Halifax, was commissioned and paid for by local business man and philanthropist Lieutenant Colonel Edward Akroyd and was the crowning glory of his model village Akroydon. Renowned architect Sir George Gilbert Scott was appointed by Akroyd to oversee the project, which included the model village, and the foundation stone was laid on 25th April 1856. The church was constructed in stone, with slate roofs and dressings in magnesium limestone. Its architectural style is very much gothic, a style favoured by both Scott and Akroyd. The church was finally completed in 1859 after which Scott considered All Souls to be his finest ever church.
Despite it’s magnificence the church was made redundant in 1979 but fortunately it was awarded Grade I listed status and placed in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust of which it remains today. All Souls is still open for public viewing on a limited number of days throughout the year, please see below for details.
Opening Times: The Church is also open on all heritage open days.
Access: Access is restricted due the nature of building.
Address: All Souls Road, Haley Hill, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6DR
Tel: 0845 303 2760 (9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday)
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