A NEW information board has gone up outside Bramhope's Puritan Chapel.

Installed by Bramhope in Bloom, the sign gives a brief account of the the history of the house of worship, which is a Grade 1 Listed Building that dates back to 1649.

Also displaying photographs of the chapel's ancient font and pulpit, the notice is designed to encourage visitors to find out more about the building.

Bramhope in Bloom Chair Janet Hobson said: "Our group were keen to do this as, when working in the garden of the chapel, we are often asked about its history.

"We were able to purchase the signage through a grant from Green Leeds Ltd, for which we are most grateful.

"The wording on the signage was created by Parish Councillor Diane Fox, who is a knowledgeable historian, and the design was done by Simon Walker of Shades Graphics.

"Bramhope in Bloom is very grateful to the Parish Council Clerk, Nicola Woodward, for her assistance in gaining planning permission - no mean achievement these days in what is a Conservation Area, and with the chapel itself being Grade 1 Listed.

"A further obstacle was met when installing the post for the signage, as the gentleman digging the hole hit a huge sandstone rock which caused a few headaches and worry - he was not to be defeated, however, and managed to cut a square hole for the post to fit in."

Standing off Leeds Road near the Britannia Hotel, the chapel is open to the public once a month from June to September - for full details of opening times visit bramhopecarlton.org.uk/puritan-chapel/ .