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Asda Queens Supermarket, formerly Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, Fountain Street (Morley) (1 comment)
Colour imageOctober 1968. View of the former Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel in Fountain Street shortly after it had been renovated and turned into a shop and offices for the Asda Queens supermarket. In comparison to an earlier image on the Leodis website, it is possible to see that the steps and wall which separated the chapel from the causeway have been considerably altered and the trees removed. The carving has been effaced from the pediment and the memorial stones at the base of the four pillars in front of the chapel. When Asda's new supermarket and offices on the Howley Park Estate were ready, about 1970, the firm then moved up there. This building was sold to Phillip's auctioneers for nearly twenty years, and then it was bought by Handyman's Stores. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel (Morley)
Colour imageAugust 1965. During the First World War the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel was one of the most influential places of worship in Morley, with both Brian Bradley Barker (Mayor from 1913 to 1916) and John Stockdale (Mayor from 1916 to 1919) attending its services. This photograph shows its state in August 1965 when it had been closed for about three years and suffered much vandalism. The organ had been sold and the supermarket firm of Asda Queens decided to convert it into both offices and a shop, and so, not long after this photograph was taken, the building was renovated and the carved stone at the foot of the pediment removed. Like the earlier chapel on the right hand side the building was listed in the 1980s, and so the frontage has since remained substantially unchanged. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, interior view (Morley)
Black & White imageUndated. Interior view of the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel on Fountain Street. Opened in 1886, it had a seating capacity of 1,050, and was built to replace a smaller building next door which continued in use as a Sunday School. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, old building, drawing (Morley)
Black & White imageUndated. Drawing of the original Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, which opened in 1835, at the bottom of Hunger Hill. This area is now the site of the Morley Advertiser office. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Fountain Street, Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel (Morley) (3 comments)
Black & White imagec1910. The Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel shown here was built in 1885 as a successor to the earlier 1860s chapel on the downhill side. This building, very similar in design to Banks Hill Chapel and Bethel Chapel and like them designed by Morley architect Mr. T. A. Buttery, was at the corner of Oddfellow Street and Fountain Street. It is seen here in its heyday about 1910 when a special Primitive Methodist Conference took place in Morley and the wrought iron gates, railings and lamp posts put the finishing touches to the design. The building closed as a chapel about 1960 and the remaining worshippers transferred to the Central Methodist Chapel. After standing empty for a few years and becoming more and more derelict, the old chapel was bought by Asda who renovated it for the first Asda Queen's Supermarket in the late 1960s, and in doing so removed some of the inscriptions from the front of the building. On the completion of their new offices and supermarket at Howley Park Trading Estate, Asda sold the Ebenezer bulding to Phillips' Auctioneers who remained there for about 10 years after which it passed to Handyman. Together with the earlier Ebenezer next door and the old Temperance Hall across the road, this building was placed on a preservation order in about 1986. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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