Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion : Foldout

Public Toilets


There used to be many of these in the district.

Since the 1990s, many have been converted to unisex pay-as-you-go facilities, whilst other have been closed, demolished or converted to other uses

This Foldout lists some of these


Albion Street, Halifax
These were originally below ground and lower down Albion Street next to the Peacock.

In the 1950s, the underground facilities were replaced by one which joined those used by the market traders.

In the 1980s, the public facilities were replaced by unisex pay-as-you-go toilets. There is a photograph of the facilities

Baitings Reservoir, Rochdale Road
Closed

Bank Top, Southowram
There were male facilities on the east side of the road, set into a piece of waste ground opposite Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel

Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge
Closed

Bradford Road, Northowram
Closed

Bramston Street, Brighouse
This closed in the early 2000s and was converted into a florist's shop

Brearley Lane, Brearley
Closed

Brook Street, Todmorden
In April 2009, this was recorded as top of the league of most-used public toilets in the district, with an average of 740 people using them every week [who counts these statistics?]

Brow Bridge, Rochdale Road, West Vale
The facilities by the car park here were converted into a hairdresser's shop. The site was formerly occupied by Brigg Royd Mill

Bull Green, Halifax
Two large facilities – male and female – were built when Bull Green was redeveloped. These were underground below the main terrace of Bull Green House.

These closed in the 1980s.

They were subsequently converted into WC's wine bar

Charlestown Road, Halifax
These were set into the wall, near the junction with North Bridge, on a balcony hanging precariously over North Bridge Railway Station. They were removed in the 1970s when Burdock Way was constructed

Clough Road, Norland
Stood opposite St Luke's Church

Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd
Closed

Elland Bridge
Stood on Park Road near the Barge & Barrel and overlooking the Calder & Hebble Navigation there. Demolished

Ganny Road, Brighouse
Closed

George Square, Halifax
There used to be 2 – ladies' and gents' – below ground in the centre of the square. These were filled in and replaced by unisex pay-as-you-go toilets

Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags
Composting public toilets at Gibson Mill

Haugh Shaw Road, King Cross, Halifax
Closed

Hove Edge
The facilities – and bus shelter – occupied a small block at the northern end of the car park for the Dusty Miller pub. It closed in 199?. It was demolished and a small suite of offices built on the site

Huddersfield Road, Halifax
Stood near the bus garage. Closed

King Cross, Halifax
Stood near the Palladium Cinema

Lane Head Recreational Ground, Brighouse
Closed

Lister Lane, Halifax
These were handy for visitors to Belle Vue Library. They were demolished when the library moved and Belle Vue House became a commercial property. There is a photograph of the facilities

Luddenden Cemetery
Facilities in the churchyard at St Mary the Virgin, Luddenden.

Closed

Luddendenfoot
Stands on the site of the Chatburn & Jennings pub

Moorcock Inn, Norland
Closed

New Road, Hebden Bridge
In April 2009, this was recorded as amongst the most-used public toilets in the district, with an average of 696 people using them every week

Northroyd, Stainland Road, Barkisland
Closed

People's Park, Halifax
The original facilities were hidden amongst the rockery at the south-west corner of the park.

In the 1980s, these were closed and modern facilities were built nearer the south entrance to the park.

These were closed in the 1990s. There is a photograph of the facilities

Pepper Hill Chapel, Shelf

Piece Hall, Halifax
On the north side of the Hall

Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Salterhebble, Halifax
Stood opposite the Punch Bowl.

Demolished. There is a photograph of the facilities

Sedburgh Road, Halifax
This was set into the wall. There is a photograph of the facilities There is a photograph of the facilities

Shibden Park

Siddal Lane, Halifax
The facilities stood at the junction of Oxford Lane, Cinderhills Lane and Jubilee Road, opposite Siddal Junior School. They closed in 19?? They were converted into a Café

Skircoat Road, Halifax
Convenient for Halifax Bus Garage and for the Shay.

Closed

South Parade, Stainland
Closed

Stainland Road
Closed

Station Road, Sowerby Bridge
Closed

Thornton Square, Brighouse
Stood next to the Black Bull. In the 1990s, they were replaced by unisex pay-as-you-go toilets

Throstle Bower, Wainstalls
Rudimentary facilities near the graveyard of Throstle Bower Wesleyan Chapel, Wainstalls

Valley Road, Hebden Bridge
In April 2009, this was recorded as amongst the most-used public toilets in the district, with an average of 415 people using them every week

Wellholme Park, Brighouse
This was converted into a Café for visitors to the park

Westgate, Halifax
By the entrance to the Piece Hall. There is a photograph of the facilities

Whitehall Inn, Hipperholme
Facilities stood outside the Whitehall Inn, Hipperholme.

It is said that this was a popular venue for placing bets by leaving betting slips between the bricks in the walls of the building.

These were demolished in 19??





© Malcolm Bull 2017 / calderdale@aol.com
Revised 18:22 on 17th October 2017 / mmp852 / 14