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© Mr Geoffrey R. Handford

IoE Number: 341893
Photographer: Mr Geoffrey R. Handford
Date Photographed: 25 June 2002
Date listed: 17 May 1972
Date of last amendment: 17 June 1986
Grade I

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LS28 FULNECK SE23SW PUDSEY (south side) 4/129 Fulneck Moravian 17.5.72 Chapel and attached ranges to either side including the Boys' School and Girls' School (formerly listed as Main range of buildings at the Moravian Settlement including Chapel, Boys' School and Girls' School) GV I Chapel and attached Brethrens' and Sisters' Houses, now boys' and girls' schools. Chapel 1746-48, Brethrens' and Sisters' Houses 1749-52 originally forming a balanced composition of 3 separate buildings thought to be by Edward Graves (Newark), rear wings added 1758 and 1763. Link block to girls' school (on right) 1768-70 (cupola added to chapel 1770), link block to boys' school (on left) 1784-85, with additions of 1818 and 1879. Forms a very long range of buildings facing south onto terrace. Mainly 3 storeys with attics. Ashlar, hammer-dressed stone, red-brown brick in Flemish bond, stone slate and Welsh blue-slate roofs. Fine central chapel: 9 bays. Plinth, band, deeply- moulded cornice, balustraded parapet; symmetrical facade, outer 2 bays flanked by channelled quoin pilaster strips; ground-floor windows sashed with stressed keystones, outer bays having windows with raised surrounds to 1st and 2nd floors. Central doorway with raised quoined jambs has keystone; set above is aedicule with connecting apron. 2 bays either side have tall arched windows with imposts and triple keystones; 3 roof dormers; hipped roof with 2 large stacks. To either side school additions of 2 builds each 6 + 4 bays with pilaster strips, raised quoins and band above ground-floor windows; single light windows and 2-light windows with raised plain surrounds. 6 ridge stacks. Brick Brethrens' and Sisters' Houses have 7-bay symmetrical facades; ashlar band and cornices, parapets with triangular pediments with Venetian windows set in tympana; pedimented doorways with architraves and consoles. All bays have flat-arched sash windows, smaller to 2nd floor and attic which pierces parapet. Coped gables with end stacks. 2 other ridge stacks. Later additions attached to either end: 6 bays of windows, of less interest. To left end tall terminating C18 pavilion in partly-rendered brick. That to right end replaced by 5-storey C20 dormitory in keeping. Rear of chapel has three 1st-floor doorways approached from higher ground, E-shaped with 3-bay projections, pedimented gable to central wing surmounted by cupola with clock and weathervane. End gable of Brethrens' and Sisters' houses have Venetian windows set in central circular recesses. Interior: Chapel: a long rectangular room with 3 doorways on the long side and 2 each on the short. Central doorway is semicircular arched with moulded impost stressed keystone. Other doorways have earned architraves, pulvinated friezes and modillion casement moulded cornices all with 6-panel doors. Set between centre window is tall pedestal pulpit c.1750 panelled with dentil cornice and with open- string staircase with paired turned balusters. Gallery c.1750 to 3 sides supported by wooden Tuscan columns surmounted by fluted pilasters separating large raised-and- fielded panels, dentil cornice. Binns organ housed in decorative fretted case c.1748 for original organ by John Snetxler (Switzerland), centrally placed on gallery. Rich modillion cornice to ceiling. Flat ceiling with plaster foliage- decorated bosses. Re-pewed c.1889 by Edmund Hutton, gallery seats by Joseph Richardson. An impressive group of buildings. Dates taken from vestry archives. H L Brook, I remember, I remember, (1982)

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