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Salem Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6934 / 53°41'36"N

Longitude: -1.6303 / 1°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 424507

OS Northings: 421947

OS Grid: SE245219

Mapcode National: GBR KT1Q.VR

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.XFTF

Entry Name: Salem Methodist Church

Listing Date: 18 November 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340770

Location: Kirklees, WF13

County: Kirklees

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

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Listing Text

SE 2421 NE (Dewsbury)
SE 2421 NW

8/83 Salem Methodist Church



Former Salem Methodist Church, now Pakistani Madrassa. Dated 1863.
Ashlar. 2 tall storeys plus basement. 5-bay front, the centre 3
breaking forward slightly, under pediment. The set-back side bays
are lower and each has flight of steps, with wall terminating in
square pier, leading to panelled double door with cambered head.
Square headed basement windows to main facade and round-arched ground
and 1st floor windows both archivolted. 1st floor windows have
foliage enrichment to archivolt and pointed hood mould, and have
balustrade. Very deep dentilled dornice. Tympanum is richly
decorated with scrolled foliage and has central roundel with 'SALEM
1863' in raised capitals. Pediment has acroteria at edges of apex,
and flanking bays have balustraded parapetand urns. 6-bay sides,
only partly visible with archivolted round arched windows. 4-bay
rear elevation, the centre 2 breaking forward with pediment.

Interior: Mainly altered but elliptical raking gallery survives on
slender, cast-iron, plain columns. A few pine box pews survive in

Listing NGR: SE2450721947

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

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