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Zion Methodist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7147 / 53°42'52"N

Longitude: -1.6334 / 1°38'0"W

OS Eastings: 424292

OS Northings: 424314

OS Grid: SE242243

Mapcode National: GBR KT1H.53

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.WWCM

Entry Name: Zion Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 12 September 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340918

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley East

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

12.9.75 Zion Methodist Chapel


Zion Methodist Chapel. Dated 1869 by Walter Hanstock and Michael
Sheard of Batley. Ashlar. Hipped slate roof with moulded eaves
cornice. 2 storeys and basement. 7 bay hall by 5 bay gable
frontage. Central 3-bay break is pedimented, and flanked by Giant
Corinthian pilasters with similar clasping pilasters to corners and
doubled to return. Pediment and eaves cornice is supported on large
console brackets. Pediment has oculus with scrolled foliage support
and word ZION and date 18 69. Triple doorways, each with double,
fielded panelled door, are round arched in the form of an arcade with
acanthus leaf moulding to capitals of plain pilasters. Spandrels
are richly carved with scrolled foliage and doves. Large console
keystones. Flanking windows in rusticated wall are round arched and
recessed. 1st floor windows are round arched. Boldly carved and
festooned consoles support pediments to 3 centre windows, and cornices
to flanking windows. All have blind balustrade under.

The 7 bay side elevations have round arched windows, with rusticated
voussoirs to ground floor, and impost band to 1st floor. Basement
lights are square headed.

Chapel is approached by broad flight of steps with heavy pierced
balustrade with carved piers.

Fine and complete interior with continuous oval gallery, on slender
Corinthian columns, leading into organ chamber flanked by Corinthian
columns and pilasters. Elaborate organ case framed in a Corinthian
order. Main hall and gallery box-pewed throughout. Elegant carved
pulpit with 5 Corinthian colonnettes, gained by flight of steps.
Slightly raised rostrum bounded by Communion rail with turned wooden
balusters. Good stained glass to ground floor. Lowered ceiling.

Listing NGR: SE2429224314

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

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