The Little Church on the Prairie

This is a story about a small, but interesting church in Baildon, West Yorkshire. Its design, history, and where it is now.

Report

Item details…

St James' Church, Baildon

Go to the item's page

St James' Church is a beautiful, wooden building. It was designed in the late 1800s.

Add a note

Report

It was originally erected in Great Warley, Essex, and commissioned by the Reverend H. R. Bailey, then rector of Great Warley. After he planned to retire to Baildon, he arranged for the building to be disassembled and transported there. Sadly, he died in 1900, before it could be moved up.

Dean Vipond — 2 years ago

Does anyone have a picture of Rev H R Bailey? Would love to see one.

Report

Item details…

The church in its pre-restoration and move state.

Go to the item's page

However, he had made arrangements for it to be transported, and it made the journey by traction engine in 1904, where it was reassembled.

Add a note

Report

Item details…

The new garden, created as part of the church's move.

Go to the item's page

In 2007, the church made another journey, this time a mere 30 metres along the road. This was to allow for some of the land it was on, to be sold to a property developer. The money was used to create a new meeting hall, and other improvements, including a beautiful garden.

Add a note

Report

Add a note