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BETHEL FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BETHEL FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

List entry Number: 1255770

Location

BETHEL FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, VICTORIA ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Apr-1982

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465667

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2835SE VICTORIA ROAD, Hyde Park 714-1/70/879 (South side) 30/04/82 Bethel First United Church of Jesus Christ (Formerly Listed as: VICTORIA STREET, Hyde Park (South side) Bethel United Methodist Church)

GV II

Church. 1886. Sandstone with gritstone dressings; brick and timber with stone details on E and S sides, slate roof. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: a large church with a hemmed in but lofty street elevation, the body of the church set on a splayed angle with basement to rear. EXTERIOR: 2-bay portal approached by steep steps, shafted and pointed trelobe arches, applied gable with diaperwork and rosettes. Large 5-light window above with quatrefoil tracery, steep gable overall, flanking buttresses capped by tall pinnacles. This centrepiece is flanked by very narrow buttressed bays, that to NE abutted by a narrow square tower with louvred bell stage, corner pinnacles and rising above, a 3-stage slated timber spire. The foundation stones, one at the base of each buttress, are dated 28 July 1886 and were laid by, from left to right: Mrs Harry Walker of Leeds, Mrs James Mathers of Leeds, Richard Ellis Esq. JP Mayor of Harrogate, William Mart Esq of Leeds, and Mrs James Wheatley of Leeds. Right return: brick with flush ashlar 2- and 3-light windows with trefoils, shallow roof below narrow clerestory which is entirely timber-framed with quatrefoil lights; transept crossing wing with 4-light mullioned windows with trefoil heads to 2nd floor. INTERIOR: the main doors open into a lobby with doors left and right to gallery stairs and offices; steps up to an ornate composite floor decorated with fleurs-de-lis, the coved ceiling has raised panels of vine scrolls; a timber partition with fine stained glass (bird and flower motifs) separates the lobby from the galleried meeting room with cast-iron columns and inserted ceiling. A stained-glass window in the E wall commemorates William Mart, 1840-1897 one of the founders of the church. Original pews and dais with carved Gothic Revival style balustrade. Gallery not inspected.



Listing NGR: SE2875535460

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National Grid Reference: SE 28755 35460

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