Working Man’s Club, Baliff Bridge, Halifax

Application to demolish former Working Man’s Club at Baliff Bridge, Halifax

https://portal.calderdale.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PYZZTZDWKPV00

Baliff Bridge WMC

Most recently this building has functioned as a nursery which closed in 2013, which folded due to unpaid fees. It must have been a stretch for Martin Walsh Architectural services to claim in their Design and Access statement that the removal of this building and replacement by 4 houses would improve the street frontage in this area. Can an architect’s license be revoked?

This is a very interesting building, as it does not appear on maps until 1922, so it was likely erected in the first two decades of the 20th century. Yet the building looks to be 18th century in age, with the narrow coursed stone, mullioned windows, and stone tiled roof suggesting an earlier vintage.

Perhaps this building was constructed from repurposed material? I have not been able to find much information on the history of this building, so if anyone out there knows anything please get in touch.

 

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