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Hope Chapel and Parsons House parson's House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Central Rochdale, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.6217 / 53°37'18"N

Longitude: -2.1581 / 2°9'29"W

OS Eastings: 389642

OS Northings: 413919

OS Grid: SD896139

Mapcode National: GBR FVCK.LG

Mapcode Global: WHB8X.T7JC

Entry Name: Hope Chapel and Parsons House parson's House

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358900

Location: Rochdale, OL12

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Central Rochdale

Built-Up Area: Rochdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rochdale St Chad, St Mary and St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


10/72 Hope Chapel and
Parsons House

G.V. II*

Includes Parson's House No. 21 Wilson Street. Chapel and
Parson's house (now caretakers house). 1810, extended
towards Hope Street in 1848, datestones to front and rear.
Brick with rendering in places, stone dressings and slate
roof. Meeting hall with four-sided gallery the organ being
housed on the fourth side with vestry beneath. The central
door opens into a hall which gives access to the balconies
by means of side stairs. The parson's house is attached to
the Wilson Street end. 2 storeys, 3 bays, stone plinth and
banding, two tiers of windows under giant arches with
moulded architrave, keystone and stone panel separating the
windows. There were formerly two door openings to either
side of the central window but is now a central one. Stone
cornice and parapet. Side elevation: the double gable
defines the building of 1810 right and 1848 left. The
parson's house is of 2 bays and 3 storeys, built at two
dates, with stone sills and lintels and a hipped roof. The
interior fittings are in excellent condition and include
communion rail with cast iron balusters, central pulpit, box
pews which curve round three sides of auditorium and
gallery, panelled gallery supported on cast-iron columns
with foliated capital and organ. Most would appear to date
from 1845. John Kershaw was the founder; there is a
memorial to him on the west wall.

Listing NGR: SD8964213919

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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