Victoria Temperance Hall, Buxton Road, Huddersfield

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  • location: Buxton Road, Huddersfield
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: meeting hall

The Victoria Temperance Hall was purpose-built for the Huddersfield Temperance Society at a cost of about £10,000 and opened on 1 March 1879, replacing the earlier Cambridge Temperance Hall on Upperhead Row.[1] The building was designed by architects Thomas Henry Healey and Francis Healey, and incorporated the private residence Nether Croft which stood on the site.[2]

In August 1897, a resolution was passed at the quarterly of the Huddersfield Industrial Society and they purchased the hall and adjoining shops for £13,000, with a proviso that the Industrial Society "could not enter into possession of the property until two years had expired".[3] This allowed the Temperance Society to begin building a new hall between Princess Street and Page Street whilst still making use of the Buxton Road hall.


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Notes and References

  1. "Public Notices" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (01/Mar/1879).
  2. The Buildings of Huddersfield Project (plan #643).
  3. The Huddersfield Industrial Society Limited: Fifty Years of Progress, 1860-1910 (1910) by Owen Balmforth, page 155.