Brearley Baptist Sunday School Library

Scope and Content

Books taken from the library of the Brearley Baptist Sunday School.

The Church was established in March 1846 by a number of the congregation of Ebenezer Baptish Church in Hebden Bridge, who wanted to establish a local Baptist cause. It replaced an earlier Bethel chapel. They raised £3000 to build a new chapel, which open on the 15th July 1875 and was designed by Horsfall, Wardle and Patchett. The Sunday School was also established in this year, and the church continued into the 1890s, when two of the three local mills closed down and people left the district in search of work. The Church was later demolished and houses built on the site.

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment

Custodial History

Donated to the archive directly from the collector. Recommended to the Archive by Tim Thronton and John Hargreaves.

Geographical Names