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Baptist Chapel

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Title
Baptist Chapel
Date As Shown
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
A318 + A432 + R156 + T01 & T02
Comment
All Undated:
Top: This Chapel was built on Micklefield Lane in 1892, it was the third Baptist Chapel to be built in Rawdon.
The first was in Cragg Wood in 1715, then stone from that building was used to build a second chapel on Micklefield Lane in 1765 known as Buckstone Chapel.
The chapel in view was constructed on the site of Buckstone Chapel in 1892, the gateposts and walls were demolished during the Second World war.
The chapel continued to be used until the early 1970s when the Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists combined to form Trinity Church.

Upper Middle: Drawing of the first Baptist Church to be built in Rawdon, situated in Cragg Wood it was built in 1712.
There is an orchid nursery on the site now, Mansell & Hatcher, Craggwood Nurseries, Woodlands Drive. (January 2013)

Lower Middle: Interior view with pulpit and organ.
This was the second chapel to be built on Micklefield Lane and the third in Rawdon.

Bottom two Photographs:

Sundial on the site of the second Baptist Chapel to be built in Rawdon which was on Micklefield Lane.

Sundial with the message:
"This dial stands on the site of the pulpit of the old Cragg Chapel which was taken down and the new school and chapel adjoining erected during the ministry of the Rev. A P Fayers "The Lord Hath Done Great Things For us, Whereof We Are Glad AD 1902"



 

 


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1892: This was the 3rd Baptist chapel to be built in Rawdon, the 1st was built in Cragg Wood in 1715 and known as Cragg Baptist Chapel.

A larger chapel was needed, the stone from Cragg Chapel was used to build a 2nd Chapel on Micklefield Lane in 1765, this was called Buckstone Chapel.

In turn this was demolished and the chapel seen here was erected on the same site in 1892, the adjoining school room and assembly rooms were added two years later in 1894.

A sundial (in front of a tree in the middle of the view) occupies the site of the pulpit from the 2nd Chapel.

By the 1970s the congregations of this and other local nonconformist churches had dwindled, the Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists combined and the former Benton Park Congregational Church became Trinity Church.

The last Baptist Chapel was demolished, leaving the sundial as a memorial.

N397

Undated: This chapel on Micklefield Lane was the 2nd to be built in Rawdon, dating from 1765 it was called the Buckstone Chapel.

It was demolished and a new chapel erected on the site in 1892.

N399

Undated: Baptist Chapel Views.

The upper image on the right is of the 2nd Baptist Chapel on Micklefield Lane which was demolished and the chapel seen at the bottom was built on the site in 1892.




 

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