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IoE Number: 456682
Location: WESLEY HALL, CROOKES (south west side)
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 11 January 2001
Date listed: 28 June 1973
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1973
Grade II

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SHEFFIELDSK38NWCROOKES784-1/5/230(South West side)

SHEFFIELD SK38NW CROOKES 784-1/5/230 (South West side) 28/06/73 Wesley Hall II Methodist church and Sunday school. 1907, converted late C20. By WJ Hale. Squared dressed stone with ashlar dressings and pyramidal slate roof topped with a traceried wooden lantern. Arts and Crafts version of Perpendicular Gothic style. PLAN: octagonal main block with radial wings flanking the porch, shallow apsidal chancel and attached vestry and Sunday school. EXTERIOR: main block has heavy battered square angle buttresses with stepped caps and shaped coped parapet. Above the porch, a segment-headed 7-light lancet with traceried transom and 2 chamfered mullions. Left side has 2 similar windows. Below the right one, a 2-light mullioned window flanked by single light windows. Below the left one, a single storey cross-gabled vestry with 3 small square windows. Entrance porch has octagonal flanking buttresses with panelled tops and pyramidal caps and coped parapet with mask corbels. Moulded segment-arched doorway with triple doors and traceried overlight. On either side, a buttressed link with a doorway. Beyond, single wings with coped gables with square clasping buttresses. Each has a moulded segment-headed recess with a 2-light mullioned window with traceried transom. 2 storey gabled chancel has clasping buttresses. On either side, a traceried single lancet and below, 4 casements. To left, a 2 storey link building with a canted wooden oriel window to left and a small plain sash to right. Below, a recessed doorway. To left again, 2 storey gabled Sunday school range. INTERIOR has a half-round arch to the chancel, with a choir gallery. All-round panelled gallery with square wooden posts. Each bay has a segmental arch with extended keystone. Shallow domed ceiling. WJ Hale, 1862-c1929, was a pupil of Innocent & Brown before establishing his own practice in Sheffield in 1893. He designed a number of noteworthy schools and Nonconformist churches. (Who's Who in Arcitecture, 1914; The Architect: July 19th, 1907).

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