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Hope Baptist Church with Integral Sunday School

A Grade II Listed Building in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.741 / 53°44'27"N

Longitude: -2.0124 / 2°0'44"W

OS Eastings: 399282

OS Northings: 427181

OS Grid: SD992271

Mapcode National: GBR GTD5.4P

Mapcode Global: WHB8F.270D

Entry Name: Hope Baptist Church with Integral Sunday School

Listing Date: 29 April 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404939

Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Hebden Royd

Built-Up Area: Hebden Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hebden Bridge St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Hebden Bridge

5/201 Hope Baptist Church with
integral Sunday School


Town Chapel and Sunday School, dated 1857. Ashlar, slate roof. Monumental
temple front as one tall storey in 3 bays articulated by giant Corinthian
pilasters on moulded bases rising from shallow plinth. Central doorway
approached by shallow flight of steps: double moulded panel doors with fanlight,
framed by panelled Corinthian pilasters with plain frieze and moulded triangular
pediment; over is weathered date plaque. To either side full height window with
coved reveal and round head with console keystone. Full width pediment,
entablature with bracketed cornice. Right hand return wall of 5 bays
articulated by Tuscan pilasters. Same fenestration as front. At right hand end
is lower single storey 3-bay Sunday School with half hipped slate roof.
Rusticated quoins; moulded ashlar eaves cornice. Similar windows to chapel but
without keystones. Panelled pilaster pedimented doorway. High townscape value.
Interior: Galleried on 3 sides supported on cast iron columns with foliated
capitals and elaborately fretted side braces. Original fittings. Entrance
vestibule has mosiac floor laid in 1924 and staircases to gallery with elaborate
cast iron balustrade. Contains late C17 oak table which once belonged to John
Fawcett, D.D. who founded this church in 1777.

Listing NGR: SD9928227181

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

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