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Pole Moor Baptist Church Sunday School and Adjoining House

A Grade II Listed Building in Colne Valley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6391 / 53°38'20"N

Longitude: -1.9003 / 1°54'1"W

OS Eastings: 406687

OS Northings: 415852

OS Grid: SE066158

Mapcode National: GBR HV5C.C6

Mapcode Global: WHB8V.SS8J

Plus Code: 9C5WJ3QX+MV

Entry Name: Pole Moor Baptist Church Sunday School and Adjoining House

Listing Date: 5 April 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413887

ID on this website: 101274705

Location: Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD3

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Slaithwaite with East Scammonden St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Pole Moor
Pole Moor Baptist Church
5.4.79 Sunday School and
adjoining house

- II

Present chapel reported to have been built in 1859 though datestone reads 1838.
Chapel, Sunday School and residence. Hammer dressed stone with ashlar
dressings. Rusticated quoins. Tie rods and plates. Pitched stone slate roof.
Coped gables. Squared and moulded footstones on paired carved consoles.
Stone brackets to south elevation. 2 storeys and basement. Ground floor: East
gable: eight steps lead up from setted courtyard to large central doorway with
fanlight and panelled doors with ashlar surrounds and ashlar semi-circular
head. Round engaged columns with Ionic capitals, support architrave and
cornice. To either side is a single window with moulded ashlar surround,
cornice and pronounced sill on two small square brackets. First floor: central
3-light window with moulded ashlar surround, architrave and pediment and
pronounced sill. To either side is single window with moulded ashlar surround,
and pronounced sill on two small square brackets. Above first floor windows is
ashlar string course. Plaque in apex of gable reads:
Particular Baptist Chapel
in the year of our Lord
'The Hill of Sion Yields
a thousand sacred sweets'
North & south elevations: Ground floor: five single lights with pronounced sill
(no surround). First floor: five single lights with pronounced sill and
segmental arched head (ashlar). Sunday School, to west, has entrance and seven
single lights to ground floor and seven lights with pronounced sill to first
floor. Dwellings to west end have entrance in modern porch, and one 3-light
stone mullioned window to 1st and 2nd floors. Adjoining building is late C19
warehouse of 2 storeys.
History: Chapel founded in 1788 as daughter of Salendine Hook Baptist Chapel.

Listing NGR: SE0667615848

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