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The Akroydon model housing scheme is a Victorian era model village at Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. It was designed in the Gothic style by George Gilbert Scott in 1859 for the workers at the mills of Colonel Edward Akroyd, who had bought, in 1855, the 62,435 acres of land on which the houses were to be built.

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Google previewThe Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1866)

AKROYDON is a village in the suburbs of Halifiix. which derives its name from its ounder, Mr. (now Colonel) Akroyd, M.P., at whose sole ex ease the nci hbouring beautiful Church of All Souls', Haley-hi1 , was erecte some years ago.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History (2014)

by Kenneth E. Hendrickson III

Akroydon This was the “model village” that was planned by Sir Edward Akroyd ( 1810–1887), a worsted manufacturer in...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Architecture (1887)

by Architectural Publication Society

Akroydon, Copley, West Hill Park, Halifax, etc., in Hole, Homes of ...

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