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Dissenters Chapel and Former Minster's House at Bullhouse, Penistone

Description: Dissenters Chapel and Former Minster's House at Bullhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 June 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 334060

OS Grid Reference: SE2113602653
OS Grid Coordinates: 421136, 402653
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5201, -1.6827

Location: Bullhouse Lane, Penistone, Barnsley S36 9FG

Locality: Penistone
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S36 9FG

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Listing Text

(west side, off),
3/30 Dissenters Chapel and
23rd June 1965 former Minster's house
at Bullhouse


Non-conformist chapel (formerly Presbyterian). Dated 1692, cottage slightly
later. For Elkanah Rich of Bullhouse Hall. Deeply-coursed stone. Stone
slate roof. Rectangular plan of single storey, 5 bays with 2-storey cottage
attached to rear right. Chamfered plinth. Central gabled porch whose
entrance has elliptical head and moulded surround. The inner doorway has a
shallow segmental head with inscribed keystone:
Heavy, 4-panel, double studded door. Double-chamfered cross-windows to each
side with round-arched lights and sunken spandrels. Later buttress between
bays 4 and 5. Moulded eaves cornice, moulded gable copings on cut kneelers.
Ball finials to apexes. Rear elevation plain. Left return: a 3 + 3 light
transomed window. Right return: two cross-windows detailed as front; the
cottage is set back slightly and has a 2-light window to each floor,
detailed as before. The entrance is within a later lean-to addition to right
side, with a 4-panel door.

Interior: plaster ceiling. Three cased tie-beams braced to short wall posts
on stone corbels. Hexagonal panelled pulpit, probably original, with tester.
C19 pews. Panelled dado probably made from earlier pews. The minster's
house has C19 or early C20 fittings including a fold-down stair.

C. Stell, "Bullhouse Chapel, Penistone", Archaelooical Journal, Vol 137,
1980, p99.

Listing NGR: SE2113602653

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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