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Listed Building record MDR11891 - Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and burial ground, Town Gate, Bradwell

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The 1st ed. 25" OS map c. 1880 shows a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and burial ground, Town Gate, in Bradwell. (1) The chapel was still in use at the beginning of the 20th century. (2, 3) Examination of modern maps indicate that the chapel and burial ground are still in use as a Methodist church. (4) The Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1807, and a Sunday school was added in 1844. In 1892 the sum of £1,300 was expended in the work of restoration. The style is Grecian, with portico in front. The interior is fitted throughout with pitchpine benches, and will seat 600. Attached is a burial ground one acre in extent. (5) The Wesleyan Chapel in Bradwell was built in 1807 replacing a preaching house of 1786; it was altered and refitted in 1891. The front of three bays has a simple pediment, quoins, and two tiers of round-arched windows. The central doorway is covered by a substantial stone porch of 1891. (6)

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  • <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: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 110.
  • <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 8110 (68m by 61m)

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Nov 6 2023 5:49PM

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