New Wortley Wesleyan chapel

New Wortley Wesleyan chapel
Building News and Engineering Journal, 1874
Skilbeck Street, New Wortley Wesleyan Methodist chapel
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These drawings were submitted in July 1874 by Henry Walker of Leeds in competition for  a new Wesleyan chapel to be built in New Wortley, Leeds. The chapel would hold 931 persons, and was to be built in red brick.

The competition was won, and the chapel built, by Perkin and Son. The map extract shows the footprint of the chapel which was built, respecting the Sunday School building of 1863.

Reference: The Building News and Engineering Journal Vol. 27, 1874 p400

Minnis, John ‘Religion and place in Leeds: a survey and gazetteer of places of worship’ 1900-2005. English Heritage Research Department Report series 20-2008

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  • Thank you for identifying where New Wortley Wesleyan chapel was situated. I have added a map extract from the Ordnance Survey 1:500 series (Leeds – Yorkshire CCXVIII.5.7 and 5.8) surveyed in 1888, which shows the footprint of the chapel as built. As it happens the design illustrated was not the one which was built. That was by Perkin and Son, built in 1874 and burnt down, apparently, in 1956

    By Philip Thornborow (30/06/2022)
  • I agree that finding evidence that Wesleyan Chapel, Skilbeck Street was ever built is not clearly obvious. However i have several couples who married at there so it must have exsisted at some point.

    By Alan K Farnell (25/06/2022)

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