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St James Church


St James Church
Description:
Undated. Church on New York Street. Originally built for the Countess of Huntingdon's connection. Closed 1950. Now demolished. Photograph by Alf Mattison. The photographer Alfred Mattison was born in Hunslet in 1868. His passion for local history led to lecturing, photography and writing. In 1908 he wrote "The Romance of Old Leeds" based on his articles and photos for the Yorkshire Daily Observer. He died following a street accident in Leeds in Sept 1944.

User Comments:

Name:
John Bean

Comment:
My maternal grandfather Arthur Stead was baptised at this church in 1893, aged 13.

Date:
06-Jun-2015

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
Another of my ancestors had a significant connection with this church. Jane Furness was Deaconess of the church for around 40 years her headstone at Harehills cemetery, bears this inscription. In Loving memory of Jane Furness - who fell asleep Feb 14 1926 - aged 80yrs - Devoted life worker at St James's Church Leeds.

Date:
27-Jan-2018

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Doug Malsbury

Comment:
Here in Worcester we have a Countess of Huntingdon`s Chapel very similar in style to this one,and also closed in the 1950`s. After many years of demolition attempts, it was saved and listed, and is now a successful live music venue and is incorporated within a retail mall.

Date:
07-Nov-2018

Email:
wjdmalsbury@btinternet.com

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