Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1134701

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1977



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District: Kirklees (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 24641 21665


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DEWSBURY CB LONG CAUSEWAY SE 2421 NE (Dewsbury) 8/66 22/8/77 United Reformed Church


Gothic Revival church in Decorated style. Former Ebenezer Congregational Church. 1884 by Walter Hanstock. White Holmfirth ashlar to front, and hammer dressed stone. Pitched Westmorland slate roof with gable copings. 2 storeys with string course between, decorated with anthemion. 6 gabled bays to sides divided by buttresses. 4-bay front, the centre 2 bays being gabled, and flanked by shaped buttresses which rise to form elaborate turrets. Large central arched and gabled portal with 3 grey granite colonnettes in reveals. The portal is elaborately decorated with carved foliage. Two square headed doorways, above which, in the tympanum of the portal, is a well carved scene of the Resurrection, and 6 small cusped lights. Above the portal are 2 large arched 3-light windows with large rose in head and 2 red granite colonnettes in reveals. The flanking bays have paired lights to ground floor, and small 3-light windows with large sexfoil in head to 1st floor, with small gable over. Side elevation windows are 3-light with tracery, cambered heads to ground floor, pointed arches to 1st floor with three, foiled circles in head. A very high standard of stone carving is noteworthy.

Interior: Gallery to rear and both sides on cast iron columns with elaborate foliated capitals. These are continued at gallery level, where the side walls are treated as an arcade. Panelled pulpit communion table and gallery front. Pews with bench-end, all in varnished pitch-pine. Good organ case in the 6-sided apse end. Elaborate plaster frieze. Vaulted panelled roof.

The church seats 436 in the main body and 400 in the gallery.

Steps to front with flanking walls and square, very elaborate, panelled piers with elaborate caps.

Listing NGR: SE2464121665


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Legacy System number: 340751

Legacy System: LBS

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