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Shelley Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Shepley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.5945 / 53°35'40"N

Longitude: -1.6965 / 1°41'47"W

OS Eastings: 420187

OS Northings: 410919

OS Grid: SE201109

Mapcode National: GBR JVLW.J6

Mapcode Global: WHCB8.XXB9

Plus Code: 9C5WH8V3+QC

Entry Name: Shelley Methodist Church

Listing Date: 30 April 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341211

Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD8

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Kirkburton

Built-Up Area: Shepley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Shelley Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Shelly Methodist
30th April 1982 Church

Methodist New Connexion chapel. 1785-6 with early to mid C19 organ
left wing to south side, and c. 1850-60 meeting room wing to west gable.
Thinly coursed rubble and hammer dressed stone. Quoins to main chapel.
Stone slate roof with gable copings on cut kneelers. Two storeys.
3 bays of square windows with glazing bars, to original north elevation.
Simple doorway on north side. Organ wing has round arched windows to
1st floor of side elevations. The meeting room wing is of 2 bays with
sashes. West gable has a Venetian window.

Interior: Broader-than-long plan. Gallery to 3 sides on wood columns
reached by stone stair in each gable end. Organ loft and choir stalls
at gallery level, through hole with cambered head pierced through
original wall of chapel, reached by stairs from choir vestry below.
Gallery pews original with high settle backs formerly with doors.
Those backing on to gangway have reel backs and those in the back row
have 'Chinese Chippendale' pierced openings to allow light from north
windows. Downstairs pews and high pulpit of fine quality pine c. 1860.
4 simply moulded roses to ceiling.

A. R. Bielby, Churches & Chapels of Kirklees, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE2018710919

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