Building Name

Wesleyan Chapel, Old Town, Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge
Yorkshire, England
New build

HEBDEN BRIDGE ‑ The comer‑stone of a new Wesleyan chapel was laid at Old Town, a short distance from Hebden Bridge, Lancashire, on Saturday. The plans have been prepared by Messrs Russell and Whittaker, of Rochdale, and the cost of the building is estimated at £1,500. The edifice will consist of a school on the ground floor, 18 yards by 12 yards, and over this will be the chapel, which will be in the Gothic style of architecture, and will seat nearly 300 people. The chapel will be built of Yorkshire stone, with dressed facings. [Building News 11 August 1871 Page 108]

HEBDEN BRIDGE - A new Wesleyan chapel has been opened here for divine service. The edifice is in the Gothic style, from plans by Messrs. Whitaker & Russell, of Rochdale. The woodwork is of pitch-pine. The following are the contractors for the several sections of work:  Jonas Kershaw, mason’s work; Kershaw Smith, Mytholmroyd, joiner’s work; plastering, Messrs. Sugar & Son, Heptonstall; plumbing, gas fitting, warming apparatus, Walsh, Halifax. The chapel will provide accommodation for 300 persons, and has cost £2,000. It is 55 feet long and 35 feet 9 in. wide, with schoolroom the same size underneath. The chapel-floor is reached by a flight of stone steps, terminating at an entrance-porch. The whole of the chapel is fitted with pews, affording accommodation to 300 persons. The schoolroom under the chapel is well lighted and ventilated, and will accommodate about 200 children. There are four class-rooms, formed by partitioning off one end of the schoolroom, and every convenience for holding meetings has been provided. The stone used in the building is all from local quarries, and the exterior is faced with pitch-faced parpoints in regular courses, the ashlar dressings of the windows and doors being of a somewhat lighter colour. The gables are finished with plain coping, with moulded apex stones at the top. The roofs are covered with Welsh slates and red Broseley ridge cresting. The roof is ceiled half-way up the gable, the principal timbers are exposed, and on each side there are curved braces resting on moulded corbels. The whole of the timber exposed to view, and the pews, and other inside woodwork, are in pitch pine, varnished. The windows are glazed with glass of a simple pattern and tint. The chapel and school are warmed by hot-water pipes. [Builder 28 September 1872 page 772]

Reference    Building News 11 August 1871 Page 108
Reference    Builder 28 September 1872 page772