St Stephen's Church, Copley, West Yorkshire

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North Dean Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX4 8QA
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A church built for mill workers

Set on an attractive wooded hillside above the Calder Valley, this neo-Gothic church was built in 1861-65 for woollen mill workers and faces the model village built by Col. Edward Akroyd for his factory employees. It is an early example of the work of the local architect W H Crossland, a pupil of Sir Gilbert Scott - tall and narrow with a polygonal apse and a bellcote over the east nave gable: an original building in a French inspired Gothic style.

Most of Crossland's fittings and decoration survive, as does the noteworthy sequence of stained glass in the apse by Hardman.