Catalogue description WOODHOUSE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, Handsworth, NEAR SHEFFIELD, records

This record is held by Sheffield City Archives

Details of SY/686/N
Reference: SY/686/N
Date: 1835-1985
Held by: Sheffield City Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Woodhouse United Reformed Church, Handsworth

Physical description: 7 Subfonds
Access conditions:

Records are open for consultation

Immediate source of acquisition:

On abolition of South Yorkshire County Council on 31 March 1986, the records passed from South Yorkshire County Record Office, by agreement of the four South Yorkshire District Councils, to the custody of Sheffield Archives as lead authority

  • Woodhouse, Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Woodhouse, West Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:

The notes on the church's history in SY/686/N2/3 below state that there was a small community of Independents in Handsworth Woodhouse from the later years of the 18th century but for a number of reasons, including the establishment of a Methodist chapel, the Independents had ceased to be active by about 1800. Then about 1827 Mr Hattersley, a farmer from Catcliffe, began preaching. A new community of Independents grew up and a place of worship was registered in 1828. This flourished and in 1836 a new chapel was built called (in the 1851 religious census) Zion Independent Chapel. In 1875 it was decided to build a new and larger chapel. The foundation stone for this was laid on 30 October 1876 and the church was opened on 4 September 1877. The church was closed in December 1985

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