The secret ‘Streets in the Sky’ hidden above a bustling market

Nestled above the hustle and bustle of a market in Yorkshire are two secret streets that are so well hidden that you may not even know about them.

You could be walking around the busy market stalls in Halifax Borough Market and not know about the hidden gems to be found above.

The Streets in the Sky are two of the best kept secrets in the market.

These streets are some of Halifax’s most unique homes that run alongside the roof of the market and also look out onto the streets of the town.

They used to be home to the market workers, who could then access their stalls from their homes.

The street of terraced houses was also home to an old Victorian hotel above the high roof of the market.

The terraced houses used to be home to the market workers at Halifax Borough Market
(Image: Sarah Mason Photography)

But gradually they became empty and in 2018 there were said to be two of the homes that were still being lived in by market workers.

Built alongside the roof of the market the houses are much bigger than you would think and are full sized family homes that are spacious and three storeys high.

If you look inside them today they still hold period features and memories of those who have lived in them before.

Tours have been running around the Streets in the Sky for a number of years but have had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Previously you could have a look inside the unique homes in a guided tour and tackle the many steps leading up to them for just £5 per person.

Details have been released of a project to help rejuvenate Halifax Borough Market.

The Streets in the Sky run alongside the roof of Halifax Borough Market
(Image: Sarah Mason Photography)

Proposals for the renovation include bringing the residential properties, The Streets in the Sky, within the building back into use.

However, this plan has not yet been put into action and is still in the concept stage.

To find out more about the Streets in the Sky visit the Visit Calderdale website.

YorkshireLive – Halifax