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Building record MDR11889 - General Baptist Chapel, Hugh Lane, Bradwell

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Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" OS map c. 1880 shows a 'School' adjacent to the Primitive Methodist burial ground on Hugh Lane, Bradwell. (1) The building is not marked as a school on the 2nd ed. OS map c. 1900 but it is marked as a Sunday school on the 3rd ed. OS map c. 1910. It is likely that the building acted as a Sunday school for the Primitive Methodist Chapel throughout this period. (2, 3) Examination of modern maps indicate that the building is still standing although its current use is not clear. (4) The Baptists had a chapel until 1840 before it was enlarged by the Primitive Methodists in 1851. (5) A congregation formed c. 1789, was originally part of the church at Ashford but which became autonomous in 1811, died out by c.1840. The meeting-house, opened in October 1790 but was not registered until 1803, passed to the Primitive Methodists for use as a Sunday school. The original building of a single storey, gabled to the north and south, was heightened in 1853. The west front is of three bays with two original windows above. The east wall has two similar blocked windows to the lower storey and traces of a blocked doorway near the south end. A small bell-cote of c. 1854 with one bell stands on the north gable. (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). X - 10, 1898.
  • <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> Bibliographic reference: Evans, S. 1907. Methodism in Bradwell. p 11.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: RCHME (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England). 1986. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Central England - Derbyshire extract. p 36.



Grid reference Centred SK 1728 8125 (12m by 20m)

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Jun 22 2015 11:55AM

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