Providence United Reformed Church

17 Jun 2000
Providence United Reformed Church, Beestonley Lane, Elland, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX5 9DP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ELLAND BEESTONLEY LANE SE 073193 (east side) 5/4 Providence United Reformed Church 29.4.82 II

Dated 1814, prominently sited hillside chapel of considerable size. Pediment gabled 3-bay front of 2 storeys and basement. With 7-bay, full 3-storey, sides (due to slope). Hammer-dressed stone with ashlar trim. The tall entrance front giving on to terraced burial ground, has ashlar plinth and sill bands and plain band defining the pediment flanked by blocking dies. Ashlar well lettered date plaque. The first floor windows take the form of fan glazed lunettes. The ground floor has 2 simple squared jamb windows and 2 squared jamb gallery staircase doors flanking the main entrance. The latter given more importance in the later Cl9 with an ashlar pilastered frame with the cornice of the entablature raised as pediment over centre. The plain side elevations have squared jamb windows to lower and ground floors, with rounded heads on top floor; block brackets to eaves cornice of slate roof. Interior retains original gallery, extended right round to organ and choir loft, on cast iron columns, but fittings otherwise sumptuously renewed c.1880 all in fine quality pine including 1886 organ. The ceiling however remains unaltered with deeply but delicately modelled acanthus leaf rose-vent to centre. Good wall tablet to John Eblroyd of Stainland c.1819. Hall, Sunday School and vestry rooms etc in lower ground floor.

Listing NGR: SE0735019303


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1344 IOE Records taken by Robert W Mawer; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robert W Mawer. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Mawer, Robert W

Rights Holder: Mawer, Robert W


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