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Ruins Of St James's Chapel

  • Also Known As: Old Bell Chapel

  • Address: 294 Thornton Rd Bd13
  • Type: Church
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Ruins Of St James's Chapel is a Grade II English Listed Building in Bradford , West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. - AsNotedIn

The ruined chapel of St James, also known as the Old Bell Chapel, was the precursor to the Church of St James across Thornton Road to the north which was built in 1870 and is separately listed. The ruined chapel is traditionally dated to 1612 because it includes an inscribed stone stating that it was built at this date by freemasons. However it also includes 1587 and 1756 date stones, whilst the main east window is C15 in style. The Rev Patrick Bronte became curate in charge of the chapel in 1815 until he moved to Haworth in 1820. Bronte oversaw the partial rebuilding of the chapel in 1818, including the addition of the bell turret, and it was here that his three literary daughters were baptised: Charlotte 1816, Emily 1818 and Anne 1820. - Historic England


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1612/00/00 St James's Chapel is dated to 1612 because it includes an inscribed stone stating that it was built at this date by freemasons. It also includes 1587 and 1756 date stones, the main east window is C15 in style.
1815/00/00 Patrick Bronte Vocation Patrick Bronte becomes curate at the church of St James in Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire.
1816/06/29 Charlotte Bronte Faith Charlotte Bronte is baptised in the village of Thornton, Yorkshire.
1818/00/00 Patrick Bronte Vocation Patrick Bronte oversees the partial rebuilding of St James's Chapel, including the addition of the bell turret.
1818/08/20 Emily Bronte Faith Emily Jane Bronte is baptised at St James in the village of Thornton, Yorkshire.
1820/03/25 Anne Bronte Faith Anne Bronte is baptised at St James in the village of Thornton, Yorkshire.

Places

PlaceAsNotedInType
PlaceAsNotedInType
Church Of St James, Thornton
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Particulars for Ruins Of St James's Chapel:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Chapel
Building Type Church
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Disposition Ruin

Data
English National Heritage List Entry No: 1291137



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