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Akroydon Cemetery, Halifax
There several names recorded for the burial grounds in Boothtown:


Question: I am more than a little confused by these several burial places.

Please email me if you can help determine how many burial grounds there are, and which of these are alternative names for the same place

 

Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Boothtown
Heap Street / Fern Street. Opened in 1871.

Details of the organ in the Chapel can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register.

In the storm of 22nd December 1894, The Methodist Free Church at Akroydon was partially unroofed.

The church closed in 1964 and the congregation merged with Boothtown United Methodist Chapel just down the road.

In 1965, the building was bought by the Serbian Orthodox group and became the Eastern Orthodox Church of St John the Baptist.

See Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel World War I Memorial

Albert Street Methodist Church, Northowram

Albert Street Mission Church, Hebden Bridge
Opened in 18??

All Saints' Church, Dudwell
Dudwell Lane, Halifax.

Aka All Saints' Church, Salterhebble.

The church was designed by Mallinson & Healey. The foundation stone was laid on 26th August 1857.

Samuel Rhodes was a benefactor of the Church, and carted over 400 cart loads of stone from his own quarry for the construction of the Church and School.

The Holdsworth family of Halifax – of John Holdsworth & Company Ltd became the principal benefactors of the new All Saints' Church, and the firm subscribed to the church. William Holdsworth laid the foundation stone in 1857 at a ceremony attended by many prominent local manufacturers including Edward Akroyd, John Crossley, Sir Henry Edwards, and William and John Foster of John Foster & Son.

Details of the organ in the Church can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register.

The church opened in 1858, the same year that the parish of All Saints' was created.

The Vicarage later became Stafford Hall.

The Church was enlarged and extended in 1874.

In the late 19th century, a number of members of the Church became unhappy with the style of services at All Saints' and an offshoot – the Parish of St Jude's Salterhebble – was established.

On 14th March 1903, the new graveyard was consecrated by the Bishop of Wakefield

On 30th September 1916, the war memorial at the Church was dedicated.

A list of some of the Vicars of All Saints' Church, Dudwell is given in a separate Foldout

The records for the Church are held at the West Yorkshire Archive Service office in Wakefield (Collection WDP63): Baptisms [1847-1963], Banns [1859-1995], Marriages [1859-1996] and Burials [1859-1995].

See All Saints' Church Graveyard, All Saints' Vicarage, All Saints' Parish Hall and Parish of Salterhebble

All Saints' Church, Elland
Savile Road.

In the late 19th century, Canon Winter and others felt that Elland needed another place of worship in addition to the Parish Church. A new church was built in 1896-1903 with Canon Winter's efforts – see Olde Eland.

The church was designed by George Halford Fellowes Prynne. It was built on land – measuring 300 ft by 165 ft – given by Lord Savile. The foundation stone was laid on 11th August 1901.

The church opened on 4th/5th November 1903.

It was declared debt-free and was consecrated on 30th April 1912.

A copper-plated figure of the Archangel Gabriel stands on the steeple.

The nave is 111 ft long and 29 ft wide and the walls 30 ft high with a total internal height of 42 ft. The chancel and sanctuary are 45 ft long and 25 ft wide and the same height as the nave.

In 1913, an anonymous gift of £7,000 enabled the church to be completed and a Sunday School to be built.

In 1915, Catherine Grace Waterhouse gave the church a Snetzler organ which had previously been installed at Well Head. On 3rd September 1916, the organ was dedicated.

In 1983, the Church became a parish church.

In the 1990s, water damage, a consequence of the copper ornamentation on the roof, led the parochial church council to make proposals to remove the decoration. This was challenged in a Consistory Court Hearing, and, with help from English Heritage, the roof was re-tiled and the decoration restored.

The 17th century carved altar table comes from the Parish Church.

 
Incumbents at the Church have included


 

The records for the Church are held at the West Yorkshire Archive Service office in Wakefield (Collection WDP182): Marriages [1945-1967].

See Lucy Hammerton

All Saints' Church, Harley Wood
Lydgate, Todmorden. Aka Harley Wood Church. Designed by James Green for the Parish of Harley Wood. Built by subscription. Opened on 6th October 1858 by the Vicar of Halifax. It accommodated around 400 worshippers.

The new organ was inaugurated on 15th April 1868.

 
Incumbents and Curates at the Church have included


 

The church and the Sunday School were demolished in 1975.

When the church was demolished, the bell, made by Charles and George Mears of Whitechapel, London, was moved to St Mary's, Todmorden.

Houses now stand on the site.

The records for the Church are held at the West Yorkshire Archive Service office in Wakefield (Collection WDP46): Baptisms [1859-1971], Banns [1949-1972], Marriages [1864-1972] and Burials [1959-1968].

See All Saints' Church, Harley Wood War Memorial, Thomas Law, Rev J. H. Lomax and H. L. Marshall

All Saints', Dudwell: Graveyard
The graveyard of All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Some of the monumental inscriptions in the graveyard are shown in the CD entitled Halifax Monumental Inscriptions #2

All Saints' Vicarage, Halifax
The vicarage for All Saints' Church, Dudwell stands just off Huddersfield Road.

It was built in 1861 at a cost of £2,300. Gothic Revival style.

It was designed by W. S. Barber.

The east front has a datestone inscribed [1861].

Rev Canon John Henry Warneford was the first occupant.

When it was no longer used as the vicarage, it became known as Stafford Hall.

See Vicars of All Saints'

All Souls' Burial Ground, Halifax
The Burial Ground is across Boothtown Road from Bankfield.

The following people, and/or members of their family, were buried and/or have memorials here:


 

The mortuary Chapel for the Akroyd family was here, but it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1968, on account of vandalism

All Souls' Church, Haley Hill
Halifax.

The foundation stone was laid on Friday, 25th April 1856. The church was consecrated on 2nd November 1859. A list of some of the Vicars of All Souls' Church is given in a separate Foldout

See All Souls' Church Memorial, Halifax, All Souls' Parochial Burial Ground, All Souls' Memorial Works, Halifax, All Souls' Church Institute, Halifax, Heaton Hartley, John Holdsworth, Room at the Top and St Edward's Mission Church, Boothtown

All Souls' Church, Halifax: Graveyard
The graveyard of All Souls' Church, Halifax is on Boothtown Road.

There several names recorded for the burial grounds in Boothtown:


Question: I am more than a little confused by these several burial places.

Please email me if you can help determine how many burial grounds there are, and which of these are alternative names for the same place

 

Attached to this Foldout are

Some of the monumental inscriptions in the graveyard are shown in the CD entitled Halifax Monumental Inscriptions #1

All Souls', Halifax, Parish of
Aka the Parish of Haley Hill.

The parish for All Souls' Church, Halifax was created in August 1855.

The new parish had a population of about 6,000. The charter describes it as

all that part of the township of Northowram, in the chapelry of Coley [which is] situate to the southward of the new parish of Queenshead

All Souls' Church, Haley Hill was to be the parish church.

See Haley Hill Shed Factory School

All Souls' New Church, Halifax
Boothtown Road. This was originally the church hall for All Souls' Church, Haley Hill. When the main church in 1978, the congregation moved here

All Souls' Parochial Burial Ground, Halifax
There several names recorded for the burial grounds in Boothtown:

Please email me if you can help determine how many burial grounds there are, and which of these are alternative names for the same place

All Souls' Vicarage
All Souls' Road/Haley Hill, Halifax.

The Gothic vicarage for All Souls' Church was also designed by Scott.

By 1980, the Vicarage had succumbed to damp and dry rot.

See Rev Geoffrey Thomas and Vicars of All Souls'

Alma Street Meeting Room, Halifax
34a Alma Street. Run by The Plymouth Brethren. Recorded in 1905

Altar

Ambler Thorn New Connexion Church
Recorded in 1825.

See John Miller Ward

Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel
A congregation of New Connexion Methodists was formed in Ambler Thorn about 1797.

Meetings were previously held at

Michael Stocks gave land for a Chapel and a burial ground.

A small Chapel was built by subscription. It opened for service on 15th February 1807. It accommodated around 400 worshippers [1845].

John Weatherburn preached the first sermon.

The Chapel was extended [1821] with a gallery, side vestries, and a singers' gallery. In the singers' gallery, an organ was installed which came from Low Moor, and which had been damaged by lightning.

In 1845, a Sunday School is recorded.

The congregation grew and a new Chapel was built. It accommodated around 800 people. The cost was over £1,400. The first service was held on Good Friday morning, 1861 at 8:00 am.

The Chapel was a landmark, and was built on a large scale with massive pillars and a gallery which could seat 500 worshippers.

A Conacher organ was installed [24th May 1863] at a cost of £200.

It is recorded as having 885 pipes, 8 stops in the great organ, 7 stops in the swell, and 1 stop in the pedal organ.

The organ was enlarged by Conacher, at a cost of £200, and opened on 14th September 1907. The new instrument is recorded as having 19 stops and 1,033 speaking tubes.

The adjacent minister's house was built in 1869.

 
Ministers at the Chapel have included


 

The Chapel was closed and – with the minister's house – demolished in 1974, and the site became a car park for the Royal Oak Inn.

The old graveyard was redeveloped for housing.

The new burial ground of 1897 is still there.

See Ambler Thorn Methodist Church Jubilee Booklet

Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel: Graveyard
A burial ground for Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel was created in 1807.

A new burial ground, at the end of Shibden Head Lane, was opened in 1897.

The church was demolished in 1974. The old graveyard was redeveloped for housing. The new burial ground of 1897 is still there

Some of the monumental inscriptions in the graveyard are shown in the CD entitled Halifax Monumental Inscriptions #4

Athenæum Rooms, Langfield
Baptist society founded in 1800


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