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Spa Lane Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston Spa, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.9042 / 53°54'15"N

Longitude: -1.3422 / 1°20'31"W

OS Eastings: 443314

OS Northings: 445538

OS Grid: SE433455

Mapcode National: GBR MR29.66

Mapcode Global: WHDB7.C429

Entry Name: Spa Lane Methodist Church

Listing Date: 30 April 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342008

Location: Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Boston Spa

Built-Up Area: Boston Spa

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


SE 4245-4345 BOSTON SPA SPA LANE
LS23 (west side)

6/87 Spa Lane Methodist
30.4.82 Church

GV II

Methodist church. 1846. By Messrs. Atkinson of York (Scott, p.52). Ashlar
magnesian limestone, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys with half basement, 3 x 4
bays; short, narrower wing to rear centre. In simple Italianate style.
Gabled front with plinth and central steps to a projecting, ashlar sandstone
doorcase having panelled double-door in eared architrave beneath stone
transom and plain fanlight and with fielded-panel pilasters, archivolt with
keystone and peaked cornice. Small round-headed casements to each side have
architraves with acroteria. 1st floor: moulded sill band to a stepped 3-
light window with margin-glazed casements in round-headed architraves, the
central light with an acroterion. Gable barge board. Rear: lower wing has
window of 3 round-headed lights under rusticated relieving arch; gable oculus
with 'Star of David' glazing bars. Right return: plinth band rises in
segmental arches over 4-pane, basement sashes and door on right. Plain
casements to ground floor in ashlar surrounds with rusticated, segmental-
arched heads. 1st floor: sill band from front forms impost band to round-
headed 4-pane sashes under rusticated arches; moulded eaves band. Left
return: lean-to addition of 1986, otherwise same.
Interior: contemporary fittings with pitch-pine box pews and gallery set on
fretted brackets. Semi-octagonal pulpit behind bobbin-turned balustrade;
round-arched organ recess to its rear. Queen-post trusses also on fretted
brackets and subdivided by struts. Foundation stone laid November 1846;
dedicated October 1847; the £1000 building debt finally paid off in 1863
(Scott, p.52).
B. M. Scott, Boston Spa, 2nd edition, 1985.


Listing NGR: SE4331445537

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