Eccleshill Methodist Church, Bradford

Another Wesleyan Church is set for Demolition in Bradford:

https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=map&keyVal=NZGKG1DHFIL00

 

This is a relatively recent building, built in the aftermath of Victorian Methodism in 1911. Nonetheless the sentiment was still there, and these chapels capture the austere modesty of Victorian towns like no other public buildings. The Wesleyan church is integral to the Victorian urban landscape along with the chimneys, the viaducts, and the mills. These buildings embody northern astringent  culture perfectly. Hopefully some will be saved in spite of the decline in worship. They make great wine bars don’t they?

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