The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Elland, West Yorkshire

Elland on Wikipedia.

All Saints on Savile Road. SE 1075 2046. David Regan (2020). Link. Grade II* listed.

Bethesda Methodist Chapel on Victoria Road. Its grade II listing dates it to 1879-80. SE 1062 2080. David Regan (2020). Link.

Christ Church (Unitarian, 1866) on Huddersfield Road. There had been previous building of 1685 and 1785. SE 1104 2079. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A. (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard. Two modern views (note the bell-turret has gone) - 1, 2, David Regan (2020), who advises that it closed in 1911, and by 1930 was in use as a Salvation Army Hall. It's now in commercial use. The apse appears to be a fairly recent modification, as the building was originally a "T" shape, as shown on old maps.

Elland Christian Centre on Newcombe Street can be seen on this 2017 Streetview. Link.

Elland Masjid (or at least, its access) on Elizabeth Street can be seen on this 2017 Streetview. Link.

The former Methodist Free Church stands on Coronation Street. Built before 1888, it seems to have gone out of use by 1905, as it isn't labelled on a map of that date. David advises that some sources describe it as Wesleyan Reform. Another view. SE 1080 2100. Both David Regan (2020).

The site of the Particular Baptist Church on Jepson's Lane. The Baptist Church had a relatively short life, having been built in 1772, and closing in 1792 when the minister left and the congregation followed. It was subsequently used as a parish hall for St. Mary, but was eventually demolished to allow for road widening. Part of the associated graveyard remains. Circa SE 1057 2092. Both David Regan (2020).

The former Providence U.R.C. on Brook Street was originally Congregational. SE 1101 2099. Grade II listed. It was preceded by a smaller Congregational Chapel nearby on Huddersfield Road, at SE 1097 2105. Now used as a chapel of rest, it was built in 1822 (date-plaque). Both David Regan (2020). Grade II listed. Link (for both).

St. Mary the Virgin on Northgate. SE 1081 2117. Stan Walker. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, David Regan (2020). Link. Grade I listed.

St. Patrick (R.C.) on Victoria Road replaced an earlier St. Patrick at West Vale. David Regan (2020). This link has rotating interior views.

Southgate Methodist Church of 1914-15. Another view. SE 1100 2083. Both David Regan (2020). Link. The history page is comprehensive, and includes mention of the predecessor chapel (1891), which still stands adjacent, and now serves as Southgate Christian Centre - see the 2015 Streetview.

The former Temperance Methodist Chapel (1875 -1962) on Huddersfield Road is now known as Cartwheel, a Youth & Community Centre. It was originally a splinter from the nearby Wesleyan Church. Its date-stone. SE 1097 2105. David Regan (2020).

The former Wesleyan Methodist Church (1875-1974) on Huddersfield Road. There was an earlier chapel of 1808 on a different alignment. SE 1091 2116. David Regan (2020).

The site of Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, which stood at the junction of Catherine Street and Frances Street. Its My Primitive Methodists entry dates it to 1879-80. The date of closure and demolition are not not known, but the housing on the site looks relatively recent. SE 1092 2066 David Regan (2020).





04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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