Sion Jubilee Chapel - Bradford, UK
Posted by: dtrebilc
N 53° 47.619 W 001° 44.601
30U E 582778 N 5961295
Quick Description: This impressive building was built in 1873 to replace a previous chapel but these days is now used as a Sikh Temple.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/7/2013 12:15:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ7P0
The previous chapel was demolished to make way for a new railway station called Exchange Station. The money made from the sale of the building was used for this chapel.
There is a blue plaque next to the entrance but for such an impressive building I have not been able to find much other information about it. The building also has a date stone on the pediment at the top of the building that also has the name of the chapel on it.
It became an English Heritage Grade II listed building
on 28th March 1974 and in that listing it states that it was an Italian Club at that time.
Sometime after that date it became a Gudwara Sikh Temple and remains so today.
The text of the blue plaque is as follows.
The Sion Baptist Chapel
was built in 1873 on the
proceeds of the sale of the
first Sion Chapel which was
demolished in that year to
make space for the former
Exchange Railway Station.
Bradford City Heritage