Sometimes when I take a picture of a building I think ‘that looks interesting’ and take the picture without really seeing what I am looking at, writes Mark Stevenson.
This old church is one of those buildings. I took these pictures three years ago, happy that I had the pictures and then just ignored them. Well, more fool me!
This old Baptist church and attached minister’s house on Richardshaw Lane in Pudsey is 192 years old, as they were built in 1827.
But it is not the age of the building that attracted my interest, it is the fact that the area in front of the minister’s house and the side of the church was once a burial ground.
Does anyone remember this burial ground? Or if the bodies have been moved or are they still buried there?
The graves were still there in 1950 but after that, I am not sure what happened to them.
The plaque on the front of the building reads Technico House and it is now a nursery. The building is Grade ll listed.