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Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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Churches at Earlsheaton, Ravensthorpe, Thornhill Lees, West Town.

Baptist Church. Bill Henderson. Link.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Hailfax Road. SE 238 226. Bill Henderson.

Church of the Nazarene, a former textile club. David Regan (2010).

Dewsbury Cemetery, North Chapel and South Chapel, both derelict. Both David Regan (2011). Link.

Dewsbury Evangelical Church. David Regan (2010). Link.

Dewsbury Gospel Hall, in a former Temperance Hall. David Regan (2010).

Dewsbury Revival Centre (Branch Christian Ministries), formerly St. Mark. Bill Henderson. When Bill took this photo, St. Mark had ceased to be used as a church. David Regan advised in 2011 of the new church having opened in 2010 - see Link.

Dewsbury Spiritualist Church. David Regan (2011). Link.

Friends Meeting House. David Regan (2011).

The former Glory Band Tabernacle, was a dance hall in the 1940's. David Regan (2010).

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. David Regan (2011).

The shared central Methodist and Elim Pentecostal church. Bill Henderson. David Regan has advised (in 2011) that the building has now been bought outright by Elim, and that the Methodists no longer worship here.

Methodist Church at Westborough. Bill Henderson.

The Minster dedicated to All Saints. Bill Henderson. Another view. Although probably founded in the 7th century, the present building is mostly from the rebuild of 1767 by John Carr. Stan Walker. Link.

Moorend Lane Chapel at Dewsbury Moor, in 1910. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan. Janet Gimber has been looking at old maps, and advises that the church has been demolished, and housing built on the site. The church was built in 1874, and re-built in 1934, so the photo shows the earlier building. It still shows as surviving on the 1989 map. Janet has also found evidence for it having finally closed in 1994. It was variously known as Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, and later Kilpin Hill Zion Primitive Methodist Church.

A Mosque was previously Salem Chapel. David Regan (2010).

Mount Tabor Community Church (1864) at Shaw Cross. Gerard Charmley (2017). Link.

St. John the Evangelist at Boothroyd. Bill Henderson.

St. Joseph (R.C.). David Regan (2011). Link.

The former St. Mary at Savile Town, demolished in the mid-1960's. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan.

The former St. Matthew (now used as sheltered accommodation). Bill Henderson.

St. Paulinus (R.C.). Bill Henderson. Another view. David Regan (2011). Link.

St. Philip at Eastborough. Interior view. Photos are on an external website. Link advised by David Regan.

St. Thomas More (R.C.) at Chickenley. David Regan (2011). Link.

The former Springfield Chapel on Halifax Road, demolished in the 1950's. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan.

The demolished Trinity Chapel was later a cinema and bingo hall. It was finally knocked down in the early 1980's. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan.

U.R.C. at Long Causeway. Bill Henderson. Link.

Former Church on Swindon Street. This was at one time, Elim Pentecostal Church. It was then leased to New Horizons church, which has since moved out. David says it has obviously been extensively restored recently, but he doesn't know what its intended future use will be. To judge by appearances, the church is also older than its use by the Elim Church. SE 244 219. David Regan (2011). In fact it was a Unitarian Church (1866). unitarian.co.uk. These, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard.

Earlsheaton
The former Earlsheaton Methodist Chapel, demolished in the 1970's. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan.
Earlsheaton U.R.C. is the former Highfield school. David Regan (2010).
The long-demolished Highfield Chapel, which also shows St. Peter as well. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan.
St. Peter's church is a former school. David Regan (2010).


Ravensthorpe
Markazi Jamia Masjid Anwar-e-Madina Suffa-tul-Islam. David Regan (2011). Link.
North Road Mosque, formerly North Road Chapel. David Regan (2011). Link.
Former Primitive Methodist Church. David Regan (2011).
Ravensthorpe Congregational Church. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan. Janet Gimber has been studying old maps, and has advised that this church has been demolished, and that the site is now the car park for the Ravensthorpe with Hopton U.R.C. It had been built by the time the 1889 map was made, and seems to have been demolished between 1983 (when it still shows) and the 1989/1993 map, when the present layout had been established.
Ravensthorpe East End Methodist Chapel. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan. Janet Gimber, by studying old maps, has established the following history. Built before 1889, when it shows on the map as Methodist New Connexion, by 1938 it was "UM", so United Methodist, and on the 1955/6 map, as Ravensthorpe Gospel Hall, Christian Brethren. It had been demolished by the time of the 1974/1983 map, and the site is now a shop.
St. Saviour. Another view. Both David Regan (2011).

Thornhill Lees
Holy Innocents (CoE). David Regan (2010).
Former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now in use as a Community Centre. David Regan (2011).
Thornhill Lees Methodist Chapel. Photo is on an external website. Link advised by David Regan. Janet Gimber advises that this has been demolished (probably in the 1960's or 1970's), and is now the site of the car park for the present Thornhill Lees Wesleyan Methodist Church, which seems to have been converted from the Sunday School of the old chapel.

West Town
Markazi Jamia Masjid-e-Madina, on High Street, West Town. David Regan (2011). Link.
The rather bizarre West Town Providence Chapel. Another view. Both David Regan (2011).
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21 May 2017

Steve Bulman

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