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Building record MDR11834 - Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Common Piece Lane, Findern

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Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" OS map c.1880 shows a Wesleyan Chapel on Common Piece Lane, Findern. (1) The chapel is still in use at the beginning of the 20th century. (2, 3) A Wesleyan Chapel was erected in Findern in 1835. (4) The Methodists originally worshiped in a hovel on Lower Green, known as Bumpton until 1835. Mrs Clarke gave £100 to purchase some land which was part of a field called 'Cow Pasture' in Town Street (now Common Piece Lane). The chapel was built for £139 and opened with tea on Good Friday in 1835. (5) Examination of modern maps indicate the building is still standing although its current use is not clear [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). LIV - 11, 1901.
  • <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 750.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Torrington R V F. 1994. Findern - Village of Legend and Mystery. p 2.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 3095 3043 (11m by 13m)

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Record last edited

May 12 2016 2:29PM

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