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Listed Building record MDR12331 - Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and school, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge

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There is a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and school situated here on the 1st edition OS map. (1) The Wesleyans have a chapel at Whaley Bridge. It is a handsome edifice of stone, lighted by semi-circular windows, and surrounded by a gallery that almost doubles the sitting accommodation. It is neatly furnished in pitchpine. Adjoining is a day school with an average attendance of 250. (2) This is a building of three units; the centre, dated 1821, being the earliest, and the others being the chapel and school room. The centre unit has three round-headed windows to the upper floor, cambered arches to the lower floor, and keystones. It has an arched doorway with a keystone and double doors, and a rectangular fanlight of four arched lights. The right-hand wing is the school room, which is of later 19th century date. It is of three storeys with two round-headed windows. The left-hand building is the chapel of 1867. The gabled centre, with rusticated quoins, breaks forward slightly. There is a round-headed window with Gothic glazing bars, two lights, in reveal, above a doorway with a rusticated surround and round-headed entry. The sides have one round-headed window each above one with a segmental head. The school room to the right and the chapel are included for group value. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 189.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Ref: 81874.



Grid reference Centred SK 0119 8119 (26m by 37m)

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Jan 19 2024 6:10PM

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