Building record MDR12255 - Former Unitarian Chapel, Fitzalan Street, Glossop

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Full Description

There is a Unitarian Chapel marked here on the 1st edition OS map. (1) A two-storied church was opened at this site in 1875. It was decided to build a new church in 1890, and the old one was demolished. The foundation stone for the new Church was laid on 27th April 1895. The church was designed by Mr J Lindley-Hyde and constructed by S Robinson & Son of Hyde. It has seating for nearly 400 people. A five-light stained glass window at the east end of the Church by Swaine, Bourne & Son was given by Captain Partington. A carved oak lectern in the shape of an eagle was given by Mrs Isaac Jackson. The interior decoration of the Church was cream colour with mouldings over windows and arches, and the chancel walls and organ chamber were in a light rose colour. A Norman Beard organ was installed in December 1910, and in June 1925 Mrs Herbert Partington presented a carved oak reredos to the Church in memory of her husband. The building is still in situ [2009], although it is now a private residence. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> *Internet Web Site: Glossop Heritage Trust. Glossopdale Churches and Chapels. Web page last updated: 24/10/2009.



Grid reference Centred SK 0345 9440 (26m by 21m)

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Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 12:24PM

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