Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oakes Lane, Brockholes

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  • location: Oakes Lane, Brockholes
  • status: still exists
  • category: church or chapel

Services were initially held at the home of Mrs. Emma Brook in February 1894. A temporary wooden Mission Chapel was then built at a cost of around £100 and opened on 12 October 1898.[1]

Sir Thomas Brook donated 750 square yards of land for the erection of a permanent chapel, which was designed by Edward W. Lockwood of Huddersfield.[2] A total of twenty-three foundation stones of the were laid on 30 September 1905 and the new chapel was formally opened on 1 September 1906. The reported cost was around £1,900.[3]

The chapel's stained glass window was unveiled on 25 March 1934.[1]

The chapel is now Brockholes Methodist Church.


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Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Holmfirth Methodist Circuit Bicentenary 1810-2010 (2010) compiled by Peter Beetlestone.
  2. "New Wesleyan Chapel at Brockholes" in Leeds Mercury (02/Oct/1905).
  3. Leeds Mercury (03/Sep/1906).