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C5954 (Calderdale)

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From:  Huddersfield Road, Halifax (A629) (SE093241)
To:  Northgate, Halifax (SE092254)
Distance:  1.6 km (1 miles)
Meets:  A629, C5951, C5955
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C5954 Huddersfield Road - Northgate
This article is about the Class III road numbered C5954 maintained by Calderdale Council.
For other roads numbered C5954, see C5954

The C5954 is a class III road in Halifax, West Yorkshire. It runs past many of the town’s main attractions: if you’re visiting as a tourist, to watch a sporting event or to go shopping, chances are you’ll have cause to use the C5954 at some point.

The road starts as Shaw Hill at its junction with Skircoat Road/Huddersfield Road (A629), recently remodelled as part of ongoing improvements to the A629 in that area. It heads past a bus depot before reaching the Shay Stadium, home to FC Halifax Town and Halifax RLFC. In 2017 the stadium saw the highest ever attendance at a football match in what is now (somewhat confusingly) called the National League North, when 7,920 people watched Halifax beat Chorley in the play-off final to achieve promotion back to the fifth tier of English football.

From here the road continues into Halifax town centre via mini-roundabout junctions with Water Lane and Prescott Street. As Church Street, it passes Eureka! (the national children’s museum) and Halifax railway station, and then as Square Road, the Square Chapel (a trendy little arts centre), new central library and the Piece Hall. This is a Grade I listed cloth trading hall dating back to the eighteenth century, reopened in 2017 after extensive renovation work and arguably Halifax’s premier tourist attraction. As the name suggests, a short detour from here down the top part of Church Street (C5951) would take you to Halifax Minster.

The C5954 continues past the town’s main Woolshops shopping centre and Sainsbury’s superstore, before terminating (as Winding Road) at its junction with Northgate (C5955), opposite the new Broad Street Plaza with its Vue cinema and other leisure facilities. These include a pub named "The Percy Shaw" in honour of the local man who invented cats' eyes.

C5954 (Calderdale)
Other nearby roads
A58 • A629 • A644 • A646 • A647 • A649 • A6026 • A6027 (Halifax) • A6036 • B603 • B6140 • E20 • E22 • E109 (Old System) • M62 • T66 (Britain)
Class III Roads maintained by Calderdale Council
C19 • C42 • C531 • C532 • C533 • C537 • C538 • C539 • C567 • C569 • C573 • C583 • C585 • C586 • C587 • C5951 • C5952 • C5954 • C5955 • C5956 • C5957 • Dean Clough

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