Armley: Vandalised Listed chapel windows to be restored

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Armley hill top cemetery
Hill Top Cemetery in Armley. Photo Mark Stevenson

A vandalised Grade II Listed Armley chapel is set to have its heritage windows restored and new security measures introduced.

Leeds City Council is hoping to replace unsightly perspex sheeting with original leaded heritage glass at the chapel in Armley’s Hill Top Cemetery, complete with a stainless steel security mesh to deter vandals.

A council report says much of the glazing is missing from the chapel but adds:

“Using the smaller existing pieces as a reference, the blue tinted glass platform within the leaded glass can be matched, in addition to the leaded glazing bars.”

The report adds that the security mesh would be painted black and be sympathetic to the building, which dates back to 1886, as well as minimising the risk of future vandalism.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

The cemetery on Green Hill Road was opened by Ephraim Barnsbee Esq, Chairman of Armley Burial Board, on 30th August 1887. The cost of the land was £2,963 and the buildings £2,780.

The chapel was designed by JP Pritchett in the Gothic Revival style.

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