The 1st ed. 25" OS map c. 1880 shows a large Congregational Chapel on Hardwick Terrace (now Hardwick Mount). (1) The 2nd ed. OS map c. 1900 indicates that the chapel was enlarged about this time. The chapel remained in use at the beginning of the 20th century. (2, 3)
Examination of modern maps indicate that the chapel has been destroyed and replaced by 'Hardwick Gardens', private accommodation. (4)
The Congregational Chapel, Hardwick Street, is an imposing looking edifice of cut freestone erected in 1859, at a cost over £2,000, and subsequently enlarged in 1880 at a further outlay of about £1,000. The church comprises nave, aisle, porch, tower, with hexagonal spire, and lecture room. The nave and aisles are separated by five pointed arches resting upon circular metal pillars with octagonal bases, and ornamented with floral designs. The chancel is laid with encaustic tiles, and contains a handsome stained glass window of five lights. The Rev Robert Rew is the minister. Sunday schools were erected in Hardwick Square, in 1880, at a cost of about £700, for the accommodation of 170 scholars. (5)
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XV - 13, 1898.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
Personal Observation: Shakarian, J (ARS). Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 126.
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BUXTON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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