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Providence Place United Reformed Church, Gate Piers and Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cleckheaton, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7274 / 53°43'38"N

Longitude: -1.7123 / 1°42'44"W

OS Eastings: 419079

OS Northings: 425707

OS Grid: SE190257

Mapcode National: GBR JTHB.2K

Mapcode Global: WHC9P.NKTV

Entry Name: Providence Place United Reformed Church, Gate Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 30 April 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340990

Location: Kirklees, BD19

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Cleckheaton

Built-Up Area: Cleckheaton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cleckheaton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Providence Place
30.4.82 United Reformed Church,
gate piers & gates


Former Congregational Church. 1857-9 by Lockwood and Mawson of Bradford.
Ashlar facade. Blue slate roof. 2 storeys and basement. The
monumental 5-bay facade is in the form of a giant portico between
vermiculated quoins and surmounted by a boldly modelled pediment.
The giant unfluted Corinthian columns rise from a shallow podium,
the arches being archivolted and have large console keystones.
The frieze above is vermiculated and large console brackets support
the pediment. In tympanum is roundel supported by richly carved
foliage. Roundel is inscribed 'GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND
ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TO ALL MEN'. The back wall of the portico
is rusticated to the ground floor and divided by a bracketted cornice.
Three round arched double doors with vermiculated, alternatively blocked
surround and voussoirs. Niche to left and right with Roman altar
pedestals to cast iron lamp standards. Slender round arched archivolted
windows with pilaster surround to 1st floor.

The 9-bay side elevations have boldly bracketted eaves cornice.
Basement windows are plain, ground floor windows are square headed
with shouldered architrave. 1st floor windows are round headed
with archivolt and keystone. Windows to end bay, flanking the
portico are blind.

Interior: Horseshoe gallery with modelled panelling to front, supported
on slender, fluted cast iron columns with foliage capitals. Box pews.
The ceiling has been lowered to gallery level.

In front of the chapel are 5 squat, square ashlar gatepiers, with
cornice and square cap, returned to podium. Cast iron gates have
dog rails and ornamental cresting.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1979.

Listing NGR: SE1907925707

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