The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Todmorden on Wikipedia.

This source has lots of photos, MI's and more.

Central Methodist Church, on Bramsche Square was originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Another view. Regular services are held in this room, but the Upper Room is also still used occasionally. SD 938 242. All Mike Berrell. Link.

Christ Church was made redundant in 1992, and is now being converted into a home. Paul Marshall.

A former Friends Meeting House (1811-1964) stands at SD 9362 2389, now converted into three houses. The Streetview is of 2009.

Roomfield Baptist Church. SD 941 242. Michael Bourne. Link.

St. Joseph (R.C.) on Wellington Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 937 245. All Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Mary. SD 936 241. Paul Marshall. Another view. Michael Bourne. Link1. Link2.

St. Paul at Cross Stone. SD 947 249. Stuart Mackrell. Link. Grade II listed - link.

The Unitarian Church opened in 1869, and as noted by the source at the head of this page, was built for three brothers who spent the enormous sum of 35,000 on it. SD 935 238. Paul Marshall. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell, who advises that the church suffered the usual depredations of vandalism and decay following its closure in 1987. The Historic Chapels Trust acquired it in 1994, and restored it to its former glory, aided by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund. He also advises of this YouTube video of the church and grounds. Another view, Michael Bourne. An old illustration, 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. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Following the closure of the church in 1987, services continued to be held in Unitarian Lodge (the gatehouse for the church grounds, and which can be seen in a 2009 Streetview here) until the congregation was finally disbanded in 1992. SD 9355 2391. Grade II listed.
An earlier Unitarian Church of 1823 stands at SD 9365 2395. After the 1869 church opened, its predecessor was used as a Sunday School. There was an enlargement in 1899. It can be seen in 2009 Streetviews here and here. Grade II listed.

The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1848) on Rochdale Road, Shade, now converted to apartments. SD 931 232. Mike Berrell.





04 March 2023

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