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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1134555



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CalderdaleMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1980

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 339141

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SOWERBY BRIDGE BURNLEY ROAD, SE 0224 and SE 0324 (west side) Luddenden Foot 8/19 Luddenden Foot United Reformed Church, The Manse, 11.7.80 and Chapel House GV II*

Congregational chapel, now United Reformed Church, with 2 houses. 1859. For the Whitworth brothers, owners of the nearby mill. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. Italianate style. Houses in side bays. 1 storey with basement. 7 bays, outer bays breaking forward, central bay breaking forward further and carrying 3-stage tower. Basement: rock-faced stone; segmental-arched windows with voussoirs; steps down to doorway in left return of central bay. Ground floor: cill band, impost band, entablature with triglyph frieze, moulded cornice and blocking course; outer bays have angle pilasters and corniced pediments; to each bay a tall window with glazing bars, round-arched with archivolts on pilasters, outer bays with fielded panels between sash and fanlight. Central bay has angle pilasters supporting entablature; 2 steps up to double, panelled door with fanlight in Doric doorcase; returns each have a round-arched window. Tower: arched window to first stage; clock to each face of 2nd stage; angle consoles, coursed arched opening, impost band, modillion cornice and ogee cap with weather-vane to 3rd stage. Rear: outer bays break forward. Style as front, outer bays with tall basement doorways and their windows with blind fanlights. Right return (Chapel House): 2 storeys with basement, 4 bays. Ground-floor plinth. Angle pilasters. Giant arched recesses with archivolts, impost band and 2 tiers of sashes with glazing bars. Cantilevered balcony leads to door in bay 2 with tall fanlight. Moulded cornice. Left return (The Manse): as right return. Basement has 4-panel door to bay 2 and segmental-arched windows. Interior of chapel: continuous moulded and enriched band in line with springing of window arches; elaborately - moulded cornice with dentils and paterae; segmental vaulted plaster ceilings of 3 principal bays divided into panels with applied decoration; pipe organ with iron-railed singers' rostrum in front; original box pews; 3 original gasoliers converted to electricity; monument on rear wall to John Whitworth of Kirby Leas, Halifax, d1861, and Mary Ward Whitworth, his widow, dl887,with seated female figures above an arched cornice, by Patteson of Manchester.

Listing NGR: SE0398424477

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National Grid Reference: SE 03984 24477


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