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Building record MDR11751 - United Methodist Free Chapel and Sunday School, Town Street, Kirkstead

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Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880 shows a Free United Methodist Free Chapel on Town Street. (1) It had been enlarged to include a Sunday School by the end of the 19th century. (2, 3) The United Methodist Free Church, erected 1864, in Town Street, is a plain brick building, with pointed windows. Adjoining is a Sunday school, built in 1885, at a cost of £400, to accommodate 300. (4) The first chapel was built in 1864 with distinctive pointed arch windows and front porch, followed in 1885 with a Sunday school at a cost of £400. After the closing of the Slade Lane Chapel [see SMR 11920] it was decided to modernise and refurbish Town Street with the work force of the "The Community Industry Group" (Chesterfield). (5) The church and Sunday school still appear to be in use [2009]. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXVI - 13, 1900.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 676.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Smith, F. 1994. A Complete History of Pinxton. pp 190-1.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 4590 5552 (25m by 28m)

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Record last edited

May 8 2017 10:44AM

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