The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

Heptonstall on Wikipedia.

Heptonstall Methodist Church. John Wesley laid the foundation stone in 1764, and the church has been in continuous use ever since - the longest continuous use history for any Methodist church anywhere. The congregation was founded earlier, as this plaque explains. SD 987 281. Both Michael Bourne. Interior view, Stuart Mackrell. Link. Grade II* listed - link.

St. Thomas the Apostle. SD 986 280. Geoff Wardle. Interior view, Stuart Mackrell. Here lies Sylvia Plath. Grade II* listed - link. In the same grounds stand the ruin of St. Thomas Beckett. Geoff Wardle. Two further views - 1, 2, both Stuart Mackrell. An old postcard showing both churches, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Another old postcard showing the ruins, from John Bowdler's Collection. Grade II* listed - link.






04 March 2023

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