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York Road Baptist Church (Burmantofts)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows York Road Baptist Church which dates from 1872. It was built at a cost of £7,000 in the classical style to designs by architect, Mr. W. H. Harris. It has a pedimented front, a balustraded parapet and plain columns. The 750 seater church is approached by a broad flight of steps which are 27 feet or over 8 metres wide. (Description from Kelly's Directory of Leeds for 1906.) Another image on Leodis, dating from 1934 shows the church without the steps (2002815_64632815) and there are two workmen with a wheelbarrow in the background. Perhaps these are 'before' and 'after' pictures of a renovation scheme.
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York Road Baptist Church, York Road (Burmantofts) (7 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows York Road Baptist Church located on York Road between junctions of Halton Place and Ainsty Road. It was designed in the Classical style, of the Tuscan order by the Architect, W.H. Harris of Leeds. The foundation stone was laid on 10th July 1872 by the Mayor of Leeds, Mr. John Barran, a prominent wholesale clothing manufacturer who later became an M.P. The Chapel was described, in the late 19th Century, as 'one of the handsomest Chapels in Leeds belonging to this society'. It consisted of three separate buildings with independent entrances; the chapel, a schoolroom for boys and girls and a large infant's schoolroom. The caretaker's house was to the side number 3 Ainsty Road. The portico was supported on pillars and the chapel accessed by a flight of broad steps, 27 feet (approx 8 metres) in width. These steps can be clearly viewed in another image of York Road Baptist Church on the Leodis Website. The Church was built at a cost of £6,500 and could accommodate 750 persons. Most of the upper windows were leaded and were Memorial windows dedicated to the early members. Three of these windows were taken to the new church on Haselwood Drive on Ebor Gardens Estate. The church in the image was demolished to make way for this housing development under a compulsory purchase order. The Rev. George William Pickering was the longest serving minister in the history of York Road Baptist Church.
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York Road, Baptist Church (Burmantofts)
Black & White imagec1938 View of the York Road Baptist Church, situated on the north side of York Road between Halton Place and Ainsty Road.
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