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Latitude: 53.7103 / 53°42'36"N
Longitude: -1.9028 / 1°54'10"W
OS Eastings: 406511
OS Northings: 423763
OS Grid: SE065237
Mapcode National: GBR HT4J.VQ
Mapcode Global: WHB8N.R02G
Entry Name: Former Bolton Brow Methodist Church and Canal Warehouse
Listing Date: 19 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1366168
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339129
Location: Calderdale, HX6
Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge
Built-Up Area: Halifax
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sowerby Bridge Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SOWERBY BRIDGE BOLTON BROW
13/7 Former Bolton Brow
Methodist Church and
Methodist church, now motorcycle store, and canal warehouse. 1831, extended 1868.
Coursed squared watershot stone with ashlar facade; slate roof. 2-storey, 5 x 6
bay church facing on to Bolton Brow, the ground falling away steeply to rear to
give 6 storeys, the lower 4 providing warehouse accommodation. Bolton Brow front:
symmetrical facade with rusticated ground floor, let floor band, cornice and
blocking course. Central bay is recessed and has: on ground floor a Venetian
window with fluted pilasters, console keystone and sash window; on first floor a
tripartite window with apron and central 16-pane sash under fanlight with glazing
bars ringed by an outer light divided into circles, the whole in a rusticated
surround with leafy keystone. Outer bays have: on ground floor, flanking central
bay, a 6-panel door under overlight with glazing bars in architrave with rosettes
to frieze and cornice; to each outer bay a 16-pane sash (right one removed); on
first floor a round-arched window with fixed window with glazing bars, keystone
and projecting cill to each bay. Hipped roof. Rear: ground and first floors each
have a wide central doorway with monolithic lintel and 2 windows each side; 2nd
and 3rd floors each have 5 sashes with glazing bars; 4th floor (Chapel) has a
central Venetian window flanked by sashes with glazing bars; 5th floor has 3 round-
arched windows. Returns: round-headed windows to top floor and paired gutter
brackets at eaves; right return has a straight joint between bays 4 and 5 indicating
extension. Interior of church: horseshoe gallery on fluted columns, the former
panelled front removed from all but the west end where some panelling also survives
upstairs. Panelled dado round body of church, removed from west end; remains of
platform at each end; ceiling divided into 3 panels, the central section having
3 elaborate light roses; blue-glazed margins to windows.
In 1840 the Trustees agreed that the Rochdale Canal Company should be provided with
accommodation under the Chapel (Sowerby Bridge Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official
Tourist Guide, p24).
Listing NGR: SE0651123763
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