Building Name

Allerton Wesleyan Chapel

Greenbank Road
Allerton, Bradford
Yorkshire, England
New Build

In September, 1886, the foundation-stone of the present Wesleyan Chapel was laid by the late Mr. James Wood, of Oaks Villa. The new chapel stands upon the site of the old one in Greenbank Road, and presents a very commanding appearance. A conspicuous feature in the front facade is an open portico of the Doric order, which, in conjunction with the large three-light gable window and moulded pediment, forms a very attractive centre-piece.  Both front elevation and side wings are entirely of cleansed  ashlar stone. The edifice affords accommodation for 680 worshippers. The architect was the late Mr Herbert Isitt, of Bradford, and the cost of the structure about £3,500.  Towards this amount a sum of fully £2,500 was subscribed  at the laying of the foundation-stone. The opening services were held on June 13, 1887, when the dedicatory sermon  was preached by the Rev. Richard Roberts, of London, ex-President of the Conference. The debt upon the property, amounting to about 950, was entirely cleared  off by a huge bazaar effort made during the year 1895.  The first Wesleyan parsonage at Allerton was erected  in 1893.

Reference           William Cudworth, History of Manningham Heaton and Allerton, 1896 page 808