Queen Street: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
|Deposited Plan Number:||no data|
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|Property Name / Number:||Lawrence Batley Theatre (Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel)|
|Area:||Town Centre, HD1 2SP|
|Building Project:||Wesleyan Methodist Chapel|
|Type:||Church / Public|
|Applicant Address:||no data|
|Architect:||Charles Watson [of Watson & Pritchett]|
|Architect Address:||Blossom Street, York|
|Status of Project:||no data|
|Contractor Address:||Buxton Road, Huddersfield|
|Work Commenced:||no data|
|Work Completed:||no data|
|Subsequent Alterations / History:||Existing, Converted into the Lawrence Batley Theatre in 1995, Grade II* Listed (11 June 1975)|
|English Heritage Listing:||1231218 — listed on 11 June 1975 (old ID: 406294)|
|Location of Archives:||no data|
|Buildings of Huddersfield ID:||3886|
1819. Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Ashlar. Pitched slate roof. 2 storeys.
6 ranges of sashes with marginal glazing bars, those on 1st floor round-arched and set in concentric recessed panels row of blind oblong panels at mezzanine level. Central 1st floor Venetian window, with blind balustrade (vase-shaped balusters), Ionic columns, dentilled transom and fanlight, in tetrastyle Roman
Doric porch. Blind parapet with moulded cornice and pediment over central
5 bays, with oval oculis in tympanum. Flanking bays of one window range each,
1st floor windows as others, and doors with fielded panels, fanlights, moulded surrounds and segmental pediments. Plaque inscribed "The Wesleyan Chapel
Queen's Square paved with stone flags. Dwarf wall in front with cast iron railings which have both spear and vase finials. 3 pairs of gate piers with panelled sides, moulded tops, and fluted urn finials.
Interior. Some good neo-classical monuments; especially that to George Wilson
(died 1837), signed by Walsh and Dunbar of Leeds, and those to the Rev Mark
Day (died 1823), Timothy Bentley of Lockwood (died 1830), and Mary Carr (died
1832), all signed by W Williams.
(Extract from English Heritage listed buildings service, record number 406294) http://lbonline.english-heritage.org.uk/BuildingDetailsForm.aspx?id=406294&search=y
Converted into the Lawrence Batley Theatre in 1995 to designe by Kirklees Metropolitan Council architects department.