LAST week’s magnificent looking building was the chapel at Scargill House, Kettlewell, designed by George Pace of York, and was correctly guessed by a number of people - Heather Sheldrick, Paul Proudfoot, Lilian Hal, Michael Townson, George Parkinson and John Fletcher.

Scargill House is a religious retreat run by the Scargill Movement and is high up, nestled amongst trees on the approach to Kettlewell.

Heather writes it was a place where she had several family holidays when she was a child in the 1960s. “It was much more than a church – it was an activity centre too and I vividly remember the thrill of being taken potholing when I was just eight years old. What a fascinating experience. “

John Fletcher adds:”It’s a remarkable place of worship, especially when its timbers are creaking as the wind whistles down Wharfdale. And to my mind it makes a very refreshing and practical change from all the Victorian Gothic Revival edifices.”

According to its website, the Scargill estate was created in the 18th century, and then sold in 1900 to a wealthy Halifax mill owner for use as a shooting lodge and a place for entertaining. The estate passed down through his family and was eventually put up for sale in the late 1950s when it was bought by a group of Anglicans from Manchester with money from thousands of donors across the country.

A Christian community was established with the aim of renewing the church through the offering of hospitality, teaching and recreation. While currently closed to visitors, in normal times it welcomes people for holidays, conferences and retreats, of ‘all faiths and none’.

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