From Weaver to Web: Online visual archive of Calderdale History
Welcome to the online visual archive of Calderdale history, giving access to over 23,000 images, accompanied by supporting historical information.
The Calderdale area includes the towns of Halifax, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.
From Weaver to Web provides access to a wide range of material which may be particularly useful to local and family historians interested in this area.
You will find photographs and postcards, maps, trade directories and handbills, among many other types of historical sources.
This photograph was amongst those taken in 1937 by local photographer and antiquarian Hugh Percy Kendall, as part of a series capturing old halls and homesteads from across the Parish of Halifax.
Marsh Hall was originally built in 1550, with additions to the building added later. The dates over the door show that James and Mary Oates lived here in 1626. Other occupants included Captain John Hodgson around 1672 and the Deardens in 1711, among others. The property was restored in the late 20th century as a private dwelling. The hall boasts a spectacular 36-light mullioned window at the south end and intricate plasterwork.
Marsh Hall is still standing  and is a Grade II* Listed Building. The following is from Calderdale Council's Listed Building description:
Dated 1626, perhaps incorporating older work. Traditional building, with single storeyed centre (now with floor inserted) and 2-storeyed cross-wings with finials to gables. Walls now rendered. Stone roof. Very large tripartite range of mullioned and transomed windows to centre with later floor inserted behind. Arched and moulded doorway with initials IOM in spandrels and date over. Wide mullioned and transomed windows to wings with some mullions missing to east. Central lean-to at rear. Interior has good original decorated plaster ceiling in west front room, a little in east room and some fragments in room above with date 1635 and initials O above IM. Ceiling of corresponding room to west said to have collapsed shortly before inspection (not seen). Some early joinery and displaced panelling etc. House now divided into 3.
- Rules of Todmorden Subscription Library, 1798
- T.F. Firth & Sons war memorial
- Letter from Richard Hodgson
- Admission ticket for the opening of the Halifax New Infirmary
- Hebden Bridge Civic Hall
- Campbell Gas Engine Company Roll of Honour
- Digging for Victory
- Unveiling of the 1914-18 War Memorial, Greetland Liberal Club
- Sowerby Lock -Up
- Community Catering in Calderdale