The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Crakehall, North Yorkshire
Methodist Church (1935). SE 2437 8988. © Alan Blacklock. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all © Howard Richter (2015), who advises that this chapel has been sold, and planning consent has been granted for conversion to residential use.
The former Primitive Methodist Chapel at Little Crakehall, now converted to residential use. Another view, and the date-stone for 1897. SE 2422 9013. Howard advises that the OS map for 1892 shows an earlier chapel nearby, at SE 2413 9013, and seen here (the distant cream-coloured building). Another view. A directory of 1890 says that this was also P.M., and dates it to 1855. Long converted to residential use, the date-stone seems to have been skimmed or re-cut, as the alignment of the text as it is today doesn't look original. Two old photos on an external website show the building as it was in about 1940 (here, the last building of the terrace, standing slightly forward) and in about 1950, with added chimneys. All © Howard Richter (2015).
The Methodist Church (above) was successor to a nearby (SE 2435 8991) Wesleyan Chapel of 1840. Although it has seen use as a Museum of Costume, which it was when this 1988 Grade II listing was made, it is now clearly residential. Another view. Both © Howard Richter (2015).
21 August 2016
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