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Search Aspect ( Stonebridge Lane )
Location - Leeds & District

Bawn Lane, numbers 112 to 118 (Farnley) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows three very old properties, numbered as, from left to right, 118 to 112 Bawn Lane. Bawn Lane is located off Stonebridge Lane. The centre building, which is just seen, is single storey and was constructed in 1797. It was the premises of Farnley School until the building of the National school in Cross Lane in 1846. The first Schoolmaster here was Jonathan Wright and in 1822 it was Jeremiah Pickersgill. After number 114 Bawn Lane ceased to run as a school it became a meeting place, then Farnley Rate Office. In later years it was used as a stable to house animals, by landlord and land owner of most of the land around these properties, Horace Worth (as listed at number 118 in a Directory for 1947.) As far back as 1913 an Alfred Worth, Market Gardener, is listed at number 112. Prior to the properties being demolished in the mid 1950s shire horses were stabled here.
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Cross Lane, looking north-west (Farnley) (4 comments)
Black & White image1908. Tinted postcard view looking north-west along Cross Lane towards Stonebridge Lane in the background. Several people in period dress and a horse and cart can be seen.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Chapel, near the top of Stonebridge Lane (Farnley) (4 comments)
Black & White imageJune 1965. View shows Farnley Hill Methodist Chapel. The original chapel of 1797 was replaced by the building in this image, c1827, when the growing congregation required larger premises. It was funded by the subscriptions raised by cloth manufacturer Thomas Pawson of Stonebridge Mills, (1760-1831), which included his own generous donation. The Sunday School, built to the right on the south side of the chapel, was an 1819 addition to the original chapel on two storeys with the school upstairs and the caretaker's house on the ground floor. It was later converted to a library and a new school was built in 1828. The chapel has two porches to the front which date from 1873 when the original central arched entrance of 1828 was bricked up. The outline of it is still visible in this image. There is a pedimented section at the top where a clock had originally been situated. The clock and a small belfry were removed in 1915. Farnley Hill Methodist Chapel is now a 'Protected Building of Historical and Architectural interest' and it is a rare example of a box-pewed and galleried interior. It also boasts a double-decker, Spanish mahogany pulpit.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church (Farnley)
Colour image1997. Members of Farnley Hill Methodist Church are in costume as 18th century serving maids on the occasion of the Bicentenary. The celebrations mark the date of 5th June 1797 when the original Farnley Hill Methodist Church first opened. The present building, dating from 1827, is now Grade II listed and the oldest surviving methodist church in Leeds. The ladies wear white blouses beneath velvet bodices and frilled aprons. Their caps are trimmed with lace and red flowers. They were helping with the organisation of a cafe and stalls. Farnley Hill Methodist Church is located in Stonebridge Lane.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church (Farnley) (1 comment)
Colour image1997. Image shows the stone frontage of Farnley Hill Methodist Church located in Stonebridge Lane. The church held its bicentenary in 1997. John Wesley preached in the area in 1761 and also in 1780. His teachings were the inspiration for the founding of the chapel. Mr. William Farrer, a local farmer, held the first meetings in his home, which was situated at the entrance to Havercroft on Croft Lane. This proved inadequate as numbers grew and so land for the chapel was acquired. Building commenced in 1796 and the new chapel opened on 5th June 1797. This early chapel was replaced by the present building, seen here, in 1827 and is now Grade II listed. There are five bays and the three central bays were originally pedimented where a clock was displayed. Above it there was once an open turret which housed a bell. A pair of projecting porches are visible, with inward facing doors and fanlights. School premises were constructed adjacent to the chapel in the following year of 1828.
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