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Keld United Reform Church

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Keld United Reform Church

YDNPA, 2004,

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Keld United Reform Church

Historical Environment Record No: MYD35445

Parish: Muker

OS Grid Reference: NY892011

Dale: Swaledale

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Keld United Reform Church was built in 1860, replacing an Independent Chapel built in 1789. The latter was built after an itinerant preacher, Edward Stillman, so impressed the locals that they asked him to stay. He raised the 700 needed to build the first chapel by walking to London and back. The replacement church consists of a single storey chapel with a two storey manse to one side and wrought iron railings. Inside the chapel are the original pews and a panelled gallery supported on cast iron columns.
Hatcher, Jane (1990) Richmondshire Architecture. Richmond: C J Hatcher - official website of the United Reform Church - Keld URC website


From B6270 take turn signed 'Keld only'. Church is on right hand side in centre of village.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Keld. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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