This church is celebrating its 250th anniversary, as it opened in 1766, and is one of the best-preserved examples of Georgian church architecture in the North of England. I understand it was modeled on Holy Trinity
Church in Leeds. Work was started in 1762 to replace an older church building which was adjacent, and some components from the previous church, such as crossbeams, were repurposed and reused here.
The plasterwork, including the royal coat of arms, is of particular note; as are the stained glass windows. There are some curious features too… the doors above the gallery are fake, and were added by a television production company. The door at the end of the nave caught my eye as it's slightly offset from the main nave and aisle sightline; no one was entirely sure why.
On a sunny September the building was wonderfully lit, and the volunteers on duty were cheerful and full of information. A great building to check out if you have the chance