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This is the Piece Hall, a grade 1 listed building in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
It was built as a cloth hall for handloom weavers to sell the woollen cloth 'pieces' they had produced.
It opened on 1st January 1779, with 315 separate rooms around a central open courtyard.

As factories/mills started up in the early 19th century, the trade in handwoven woollen cloth declined and around 1815, the rules were changed to also allow the sale of cotton goods.

Since 2014,the Piece Hall has undergone a 19 million restoration.Now it is anticipated that it will become a meeting place for many events and activities.And hopefully many of the rooms will be rented as small retail outlets.

Possibly unique? I would like to think so! It has been saved for future generations to appreciate a part of the history of Halifax.

Look at the workshop for two more shots.

Thanks for looking.

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