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St Michael's Church, Buslingthorpe Lane


St Michael
Description:
Undated, View of St Michael's Church, situated just beyond the junction of Meanwood Road and Buslingthorpe Lane. It was demolished in the early 1960s.

User Comments:

Name:
Stephen T. Miller (Leeds Indexers)

Comment:
The following Description from the '1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham': St. Michael's, Buslingthorpe, is an ecclestica1 Parish, formed September 18th, I849, out of St. Peter's, St. Matthew's, Little London, St. Mark's, Woodhouse, and St. Stephen's, Kirkstall; but portions have since been assigned to form the parishes of St. Clement, Sheepscar, and St. Martin, Potternewton. The church, in Buslingthorpe lane, Woodhouse Carr (Jan, erected in 1352-4 at a cost of £1,700, on a site given by Benjamin WAINMAN esq. is a building of stone in the Geometric Decorated style, from designs by Mr. O. W. BURLEIGH, architect, of Leeds, and consists of chancel with vestry, clerestoried nave aisles, transepts, south-west porch and a bell-gable at the crossing with 3 small bells: the chancel has a panelled wagon roof, coloured, and decorated with stars: the nave roof is open-timbered: there is an arcaded wood reredos and a brass lectern: the chancel is fitted with stalls and has a mural tablet to George NICKSON, churchwarden, d. 80th Dec. 1866: The new organ was opened July 13th, 1864, and in 1866 the church was renovated, the chancel fittings being presented by Mr. John KAYE: in 1870 the fabric was generally repaired and a new pulpit erected, and various improvements were effected in 1872 at a cost of £100: in l873-4 the church was enlarged by the erection of a north transept and organ chamber and internally decorated, at a cost of £1,200, and was reopened January 25th, 1874: there are now about 550 sittings. The register dates, from the year 1847. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with residence; in the gift of five trustees, and held since 1891 by the Rev. Joseph John MERRY M.A. of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury. The Mission room in connection with this church , in Woodhouse street, is a gabled building of brick, in a simple Gothic style. The population in 1891 was 9,000.

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Name:
simon cundale

Comment:
my mother(jean daniels)and father were wed at this church in the early 50s.

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Name:
c stringer

Comment:
my gt grandparents charles calvert and eliza ann howard were married here in 1870.in 1871 they lived at 7 stanhope square with eliza's parents, robert and sarah howard.

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Name:
June

Comment:
My great uncle Richard Williams b. Egerton Kent = Minnie Smith on 24.02.1917 at this church. Witnesses Albert Edward Smith & Ellen Smith

Date:
20-Feb-2009

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Name:
Roy Townend

Comment:
My Father and mother Arthur Townend and Sarah Ellen West were married here 28 July 1923. They lived at 4 Lent Place. I was chrisened here August 1935. My mother was born at 16 Spa Buildings just behind the church and my grandparents lived at both 16 and 37 Spa Buildings. I went to school at Buslingthorpe C of E School just a few minutes away from my grandparents home so I went to there house every school day.

Date:
09-Mar-2009

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Name:
TONY DENNISON

Comment:
my parents were married here and i was christened here i also was married here in 1963 i beleive we were the last couple to be married in this church

Date:
10-Aug-2010

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dennison.tony@ntlworld.com

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Name:
jean sharp

Comment:
My sister marjorie & myself were christened here in the late 40s early 50s.We lived in Crowther Street,Woodhouse. (nee Steward)

Date:
11-Apr-2011

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jean1224@talktalk.net

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Name:
Kate Duffy

Comment:
I have just come across this lovely old picture of St Michael's - my grandparents Agnes (nee Foster) and Lander Whitaker were married in this church in 1923 and my mother Betty christened in 1924. My grandfather had a dairy in Cambridge Road and his elder brother Colin Whitaker was a very well respected Warden at St. ichaels for most of his life.

Date:
22-Aug-2011

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bubblesdevere2011@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Edward Emmerson

Comment:
My Grandparents Richard Lockwood,and Sarah Ann Ward Walker were married here 25th April 1891. Living in the Moseley Rd,and Melville Place. Grandmas Parents lived near by at Buslingthorpe Court (Yard).

Date:
24-Nov-2011

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Name:
Mark S

Comment:
The parish records held by West Yorkshire Archive Service run to December 1968, so the church was probably demolished in early 1969.

Date:
22-Nov-2013

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me@mark-sturdy.co.uk

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Name:
Mark S

Comment:
This appears to be a rear view of the church, probably taken from one of the Spa Buildings streets. The chimneys to the right belong to Buslingthorpe Hair Works according to the 1890 map, which also states the church has a capacity of 550. The small building to the left is harder to place although the chimney behind it may be part of Carr Mills.

Date:
28-Nov-2013

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Name:
Mark S

Comment:
Having looked again, the photographer was probably standing to the side of no. 8 Spa Buildings.

Date:
28-Nov-2013

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