Westgate, Halifax


General Points

Westgate is the street leading from Southgate to the west gate of Halifax Piece Hall.

When the Piece Hall opened in 1779, the land outside the gate was a field owned by the Vicarage of Halifax. An Act of Parliament was required to allow a road to be built, providing access to the Piece Hall.

In 2004, a plan emerged to pedestrianise Westgate, Carrier Street, and Albion Street and turn Westgate into a canopied shopping arcade. The canopy in Westgate – probably the least-used street in the town – was erected during 2006 by O. & C. Estates Limited who own the property there.

Property in Westgate

The occupants of the properties here have included

Beerhouses & Pubs in Westgate, Halifax

Several beerhouses and public houses have been recorded in and around Westgate, Halifax, including

© Malcolm Bull 2023
Revised 16:04 / 24th December 2023 / 9175

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