Halifax’s historic Old Cock pub for sale

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The historic grade two listed Old Cock where The Halifax Building Society was formed in the 1850s is for sale.

The Halifax town centre pub at Southgate has some original features dating back to the early 17th century including its “oak room.”

Nick Thomas, of Fleurets which is handling the sale, said it was an opportunity to take a well located property and fulfil its potential.

“In addition to the listed rooms, there are a number of other rooms located over the first and second floors of the building,” he said.

“A number of those are disused and require some refurbishment – presenting an excellent development opportunity.”

Around 1580, the building was a town-house and it first became an inn in 1668.

The pub was a well-known meeting place for the notorious coiners.

The coiner, King David Hartley, was arrested there in 1769.