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A south-east view of the North Bridge, Halifax

A south-east view of the North Bridge, Halifax

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIV

Item number: 30

Genre: Topographical Print

Halifax is situated in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. This view shows the North Bridge over Hebble Brook in Halifax, which stood for nearly 100 years from 1774 to 1871.

Pigot's 1828/29 National Commercial Directory described Halifax as: "a market and parish-town, it is large & handsome but irregularly built ... The houses composing the town are chiefly of stone, situated on a gently rising eminence, enclosed by a chain of hills, which stretch from east to south. It is a manufacturing place of great celebrity, both for the quality and extent of the different articles in the woollen trade, consisting of woollen stuffs, shalloons, tammies, duroys, calimancoes, moreens, shags, serges, baize and carpeting."

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