Baptist Chapel 1712 – 1972 (4)

Baptist Chapel Manse 1970
Title Baptist Chapel 1712 – 1972 (4)
Date 1970
Location Rawdon
Photo ID A336
Comment The Manse was built on Apperley Lane in 1712, the Baptist Chapel was at this time on Micklefield Lane. The Manse came with a small pasture to enable the Minister to keep a cow, it is now a private dwelling. (January2013)
Baptist Chapel Manse 1970

A433 – Baptist Chapel Manse, 1970.

Baptist Chapel Manse – 1970

Another view of the Manse.

Buckstone Rock Undated

N416 – Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock – Undated

An open air service in the following four photographs in memory of the early nonconformist religious who held their meetings in the shadow of Buckstone Rock. Above the rock is Rawdon Golf Clubhouse.

Buckstone Rock Undated

N417 – Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock – Undated

As above.

Buckstone Rock Undated

T318 – Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock – Undated

As above.

Buckstone Rock Undated

A869 – Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Buckstone Rock – Undated

As above.

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground 2012

FB137 – Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, 2012.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – 2012

Graves in the old Baptist burial ground, uncovered when clearance of the site began for a building project.

The graveyard, some 450 square yards, was acquired in 1712, from John Gibson of Yeadon for 10/- (Shillings).

A chapel was built next to the graveyard which was in use until 1765, when a replacement was constructed on Micklefield Lane.

The site was neglected until 1912, when it was restored only to be left again to natures devices until recently when the land was cleared.

Photographer Dennis Court.

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground Undated

C770 – Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – Undated

The burial ground in Cragg Wood, in the background are greenhouses which belonged to Mansell & Hatcher orchid growers.

Donated by Ruth Ashton-Ward.

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground Undated

D639 – Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – Undated

Donated by Ruth Ashton-Ward who supplied the following information:

“View of the renovated ‘potting shed’ from the Mansell & Hatcher Nursery, with the Baptist burial ground below it in our garden in Cragg Wood.

The potting shed built around c1850 and built on the footprint of the original Baptist Chapel that stood there from 1712 -1730s.

The Baptist burial ground also from 1712, is now a grade 2 scheduled ancient monument with around 19 tombs”.

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground Undated

FB079 – Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – Undated

September 2012: The remains of the 1st Baptist Chapel and burial ground, the land has been cleared prior to development.

The adjacent orchid nursery has also been demolished and will form part of the new building site. (March 2013)

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground Undated

FB080 – Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – Undated

September 2012:  A notice board announcing the new development which is to be called ‘Orchid Wood’.  Mansell & Hatcher owned the orchid nursery which was on the site with the old Baptist burial ground and the remains of the chapel.

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground Undated

F320 – Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – Undated

October 2012: The burial ground seen here after developers had cleared up the site and rebuilt the walls, this was part of the agreement for planning permission. The old building to the left was not the original chapel but a structure used by Cragg Wood Nurseries for orchid growing. Work to redevelop the site did not begin until April 2013, the photos were taken before then, a full archaeological survey was done on the site.

Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood Burial Ground Undated

F321 – Baptist Chapel Cragg Wood, Burial Ground, Undated.

Baptist Chapel, Cragg Wood, Burial Ground – Undated

As above.

Baptist Chapel College Undated

R196 – Baptist Chapel College, Undated.

Baptist Chapel College – Undated

Located on Woodlands Drive, the college was opened in 1859, it closed in the 1970s and in 1983 was converted into 17 apartments addressed. The converted college in known as Larchmore with other properties built on the site known as Larchwood.

Baptist Chapel College Undated

R197 – Baptist Chapel College, Undated.

Baptist Chapel College – Undated

Another view of the College.

Previous Comments:

Re N416
Pete Lambert
Dear all

I wonder if you can help the Buckstone Rock Service ?

Since I have been a member of Trinity. Hutch I have been involved in attending and In participating in this service

I notice that the date has moved about a bit over the years: in 1931 it was on 26.7 and in 2015 it was 19.7

It seems that it has pretty much always been in July, but I am not sure if there is a date which we should be aiming for or as near as possible to in order to commemorate the event

Or for example could it be put more or less anywhere in the calendar where we can guarantee sufficient light at 6.00pm and have a reasonable expectation of good weather

Can you give us any pointers?

Thanks
Pete
22 February 2019

Christine Lovedale
Hello Pete,
I have checked all the local resources and can find no clue as to why t was decided to have services in July. Perhaps as you thought it may have been the weather which decided the month, leaving a date for the convenience of those organising the service.
I came across a reference in Philomena Slater’s History of the Ancient Parish of Guiseley (published 1880 ) which perhaps gives a clue :
“visitors may still observe cavities in the rocks where posts were at one time placed to provide better accommodation in inclement weather “
I doubt if these cavities could still be seen but it does indicate that some sort of tent structure was erected to protect the worshippers.
Regards, Christine Lovedale
24 February 2019

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