Primitive Methodist Chapel, Gate Head Lane, Gate Head, Hepworth

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  • also known as: Gate Head Chapel (1854 map)
  • location: Gate Head Lane, Gate Head, Hepworth
  • status: still exists but now in different use
  • category: church or chapel

Built circa 1836 and extended in 1886. Following the donation of land nearby in 1912, a Sunday School was built between 1931 and 1932. With the costs of maintaining the chapel increasing, a decision was made in 1971 to convert the Sunday School into what is now the Gatehead Methodist Church. The former chapel was sold for £500 and is now a private residence.[1]

A day school was in existence at the chapel until 1884, when Hepworth School was opened.[2]


Further Reading

Notes and References

  1. Holmfirth Methodist Circuit Bicentenary 1810-2010 (2010) compiled by Peter Beetlestone.
  2. Chapels and Churches of the New Mill Valley (2009) by Pamela Cooksey, page 37.