Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chapel Close, Skelmanthorpe

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  • also known as: Skelmanthorpe Central Methodist Church
  • location: Chapel Close, Skelmanthorpe
  • status: still exists (but now in different use?)
  • category: church or chapel

Original chapel built 1815-16 at a cost of £1,121. Demolished c.1896 and a new chapel built on the same site, which opened 22 May 1897.

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 5 October 1977
  • listing entry number 1313362

COMMERCIAL ROAD (south side), Skelmanthorpe. Central Methodist Church. Wesleyan Church. Late C19. Small, coursed, squared stone with ashlar dressings; green slate roof. North front: two storeys; nave and aisles with wide gable, side parapets and gabled dividing butresses. Central entrance under small gable. Above this is a large window with plate tracery under extended frieze inscribed 'WESLEYAN CHURCH'. Other windows are lancets. Three-bay returns have paired windows and stepped butresses defining bays. Interior: gallery. Good quality original panelling and raised pulpit.


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