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Latitude: 53.6909 / 53°41'27"N
Longitude: -1.6283 / 1°37'41"W
OS Eastings: 424641
OS Northings: 421665
OS Grid: SE246216
Mapcode National: GBR KT2R.8N
Mapcode Global: WHC9X.YHSC
Entry Name: United Reformed Church
Listing Date: 22 August 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134701
English Heritage Legacy ID: 340751
Location: Kirklees, WF13
Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury East
Built-Up Area: Dewsbury
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Dewsbury Team Parish
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
DEWSBURY CB LONG CAUSEWAY
SE 2421 NE (Dewsbury)
22/8/77 United Reformed Church
Gothic Revival church in Decorated style. Former Ebenezer
Congregational Church. 1884 by Walter Hanstock. White Holmfirth
ashlar to front, and hammer dressed stone. Pitched Westmorland
slate roof with gable copings. 2 storeys with string course between,
decorated with anthemion. 6 gabled bays to sides divided by buttresses.
4-bay front, the centre 2 bays being gabled, and flanked by shaped
buttresses which rise to form elaborate turrets. Large central
arched and gabled portal with 3 grey granite colonnettes in reveals.
The portal is elaborately decorated with carved foliage. Two square
headed doorways, above which, in the tympanum of the portal, is a well
carved scene of the Resurrection, and 6 small cusped lights. Above
the portal are 2 large arched 3-light windows with large rose in head
and 2 red granite colonnettes in reveals. The flanking bays have
paired lights to ground floor, and small 3-light windows with large
sexfoil in head to 1st floor, with small gable over. Side elevation
windows are 3-light with tracery, cambered heads to ground floor,
pointed arches to 1st floor with three, foiled circles in head. A
very high standard of stone carving is noteworthy.
Interior: Gallery to rear and both sides on cast iron columns with
elaborate foliated capitals. These are continued at gallery level,
where the side walls are treated as an arcade. Panelled pulpit
communion table and gallery front. Pews with bench-end, all in
varnished pitch-pine. Good organ case in the 6-sided apse end.
Elaborate plaster frieze. Vaulted panelled roof.
The church seats 436 in the main body and 400 in the gallery.
Steps to front with flanking walls and square, very elaborate, panelled
piers with elaborate caps.
Listing NGR: SE2464121665
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