Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Park Road West, Crosland Moor

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  • also known as: Crosland Moor Wesleyan Methodist Church, Park Road Methodist Church
  • location: Park Road West, Crosland Moor
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: church or chapel

The corner stone was laid on Saturday 29 October 1864 by the Rev. James Loutill on a freehold site purchased from James Eastwood for £115. Prior to the building of the chapel, the congregation had "met in small cottages". The following description was published in the Huddersfield Chronicle:[1]

The building will front the road, and will be of a plain unpretending style. Its length will be 42 feet, 30 feet wide, and 17 feet high. It will be capable of seating some 280 or 300 persons. It will also contain a vestry and two class rooms, and will be lighted by four circular-headed windows on each side. The cost will be over £600, towards which nearly £500 has already been obtained. The architects are Messrs. Leech and Beaumont, Huddersfield; Mr. Luke Shaw, Crosland Moor, mason; James Blakeley and Sons, joiners; Josh. Sutcliffe, Linthwaite, plasterer and painter; Messrs. John Brook and Co., Huddersfield, plumbers; and Mr. Goodwin, slater.

The chapel was subsequently combined into the adjoining Sunday School to form a larger school and a new church was built on an adjoining plot.



Notes and References

  1. "Crosland Moor" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/Nov/1864).