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Building record MDR11801 - Free United Methodist Church (Mount Tabor), Market Place, Long Eaton

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Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" OS map shows a Free United Methodist Chapel (Mount Tabor), also referred to as the 'Top Chapel', on the High Street in Long Eaton. (1) The chapel was extended at the beginning of the 20th century. (2, 3) Examination of modern maps show that the building may survive. (4) The chapel was built on the site of the earlier Top Chapel dating to 1830 which held its last service in 1883 with Mount Tabor being opened in 1884. Mount Tabor closed in 1960. (5) The Methodist Free Church (Mount Tabor), in the Market Place, is a handsome building of brick ornamented with stone, erected at a cost of £4,000, to seat 850. (6) During the 1850's there was a dispute at the 'Top Chapel' which resulted in a takeover by what were termed 'rebels', who later became the United Methodist Free Church. Those Wesleyans that were displaced built a small chapel on Cross Street [see SMR 28413]. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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). LVI - 2, 1900.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Personal Observation: Shakarian, J (ARS). Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
  • <5> Archive: Derbyshire Local Studies. Summary information in parish file. Long Eaton, D4158.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 556.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Reedman, K. 1981. The Book of Long Eaton.



Grid reference Centred SK 4916 3366 (29m by 24m)

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Dec 5 2017 4:46PM

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