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Latitude: 53.7435 / 53°44'36"N
Longitude: -2.0087 / 2°0'31"W
OS Eastings: 399521
OS Northings: 427455
OS Grid: SD995274
Mapcode National: GBR GTD4.XT
Mapcode Global: WHB8F.35QJ
Entry Name: Birchcliffe Centre
Listing Date: 6 September 1974
Last Amended: 21 June 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1299710
English Heritage Legacy ID: 338601
Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX7
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
HEBDEN ROYD C.P.
BIRCHCLIFFE ROAD, Hebden Bridge
(Formerly listed as Birchcliffe Baptist Church) )
Former Baptist chapel now Conference centre 1898. Ashlar, marble columns, slate
roof. Palladian. Impressive 2-storey front has single storey porch connected
to flanking pavilion blocks with the main chapel set between. Porch in the
form of projecting 4-bay Doric arcaded screen supporting dentilled cornice and
balustrade. Central chapel has 3-bay front divided by fluted Ionic pilasters
with windows with lugged architraves set between, the central of which has
segmental pediment. Doric outer pilasters to corners. Dentilled entablature
with triangular pediment the tympanum of which has 2-light window under
ornamental head. To either side, pedimented pavilion blocks contain staircases
and have parapets crowned by urns. Front is approached up flight of steps with
stone balustrade. 7-bay return is pitch faced stone to wide single storey
aisles with 2-light windows with plain stone surround.
Interior of chapel has inserted floor at gallery level. The ground floor forms
offices, the upper floor a conference hall which retains the galleried pews.
Arcade of 4 semi-circular arches carried on Roman Doric columns of red marble.
Circular clerestorey windows. Chancel arch has moulded plaster panels. The
decorative scheme is retained including 4-light window with lunette which has
stained glass panel of baptism of Christ. Illustrated in, C. Spencer, Hebden
Bridge History Trail, (Hebden Bridge, no date), p.22.
Listing NGR: SD9952127455
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