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Monument record MDR11907 - Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (site of), Devonshire Road, Buxton

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Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" OS map c. 1880 shows a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Road, Buxton. (1) The chapel was still in use at the beginning of the 20th century. (2, 3) Examination of modern maps indicate that the chapel has been demolished. (4) Devonshire Peak Chapel also belongs to the same sect [Wesleyan]. It is a strongly buttressed edifice of freestone, oblong in shape, erected, 1870. It consists of a nave and apsidal chancel, and is well lighted and furnished. The chancel arch is lofty and pointed. The nave is lighted by two-light stone-mullioned tracery-headed windows, two being filled with stained glass. The pulpit is of pitchpine, octagonal, with circular pillars. The font is of stone, beautifully sculptured. The gallery is lighted by a large four-light tracery-headed window. The outside appearance of the building is enhanced by a tower surmounted by an octagonal spire. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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). XV - 13, 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 126.



Grid reference Centred SK 0559 7383 (39m by 35m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 10:54AM

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