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Rishworth School Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ripponden, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.6619 / 53°39'42"N

Longitude: -1.953 / 1°57'10"W

OS Eastings: 403203

OS Northings: 418382

OS Grid: SE032183

Mapcode National: GBR GVS3.Z1

Mapcode Global: WHB8T.Z751

Plus Code: 9C5WM26W+QR

Entry Name: Rishworth School Chapel

Listing Date: 16 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407755

ID on this website: 101277091

Location: Rishworth, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX6

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Ripponden

Built-Up Area: Ripponden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ripponden St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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School house of 1725. Now chapel for Rishworth School, Oldham Road (q.v.), with
added porch and skillful extension of added bay for sanctuary entirely in
keeping reusing gable window, c.1961. Ashlar, stone slate roof. Gabled porch
has Tudor arched doorway to left of 5 bays of double chamfered mullioned and
transomed windows of 8 lights. Set under window of 1st bay and above weathered
plinth is tablet inscribed

"John Wheelwright of North Shields
in Northumberland. Gentleman
Founded and endowed this School
For the Education of his Tenants
Childen for ever Ano Domini 1725

"Semper honos nomenque tuum laudesque manebunt"

Left hand return wall in hammer dressed stone with quoins has coped gable with
kneelers and stack. Right hand return wall has 16-light double chamfered
mullioned and transomed window with king mullion, coped gable with carved
pierced cross as finial. Rear has 2 bays of double chamfered mullioned and
transomed windows of 12 lights.

Interior altered for church use but preserves original fireplace of simple
design with monolithic jambs. Built in the vernacular tradition of the C17. N.
Pevsner, Yorkshire, West Riding, (London 1967), p 414.

Listing NGR: SE0320318382

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