Quinquennial Report on church in yorkshire

Lea Hough’s Chartered Surveyors have recently undertaken Quinquennial Reports on two interesting properties in the Yorkshire Dales.

The first property is Hawes Junction Chapel, close to Ribblehead Viaduct.  Originally known as Mount Zion, the chapel was opened in 1876, the same year in which the Midland Railway Company opened the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, serving the local community of railway employees and farmers.  The church is still painted in the maroon and cream colours of the original Midlands Railway Company.

The second Quinquennial Report undertaken was at Dentdale Chapel, a Grade 2 Listed church in the valley of Dentdale, Cumbria yet within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The chapel, which is still in use, was originally built as a meeting house by the Society of Friends in 1701.

Both properties are part of a trail of small chapels linked to the history of the railways and religion in the Western Dales. More information on the trail can be found here.

Quinquennial Reports are required to be undertaken by Methodist Churches to assess the condition of the external structure and fabric, internal condition and finishes, services and external grounds.

Due to their nature, many religious properties are heritage buildings. It is therefore a benefit to appoint a Surveyor who has suitable training and experience in dealing with older properties.

Lea Hough’s Quinquennial Reports assist those that manage the upkeep of churches to identify and carry out repair works. Quinequennial Reports assess any disrepair that exists, along with providing recommendations for any remedial works, along with anticipated budget costs.

For more information, please visit our page on Quinquennial Reports or get in touch with our team.

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