Monument record MDR12624 - Methodist Chapel (site of), Warmbrook, Wirksworth
Type and Period (2)
- METHODIST CHAPEL (Hanoverian - 1835 AD to 1835 AD)
- METHODIST CHAPEL (Victorian - 1856 AD to 1856 AD)
- None recorded
The Wesleyan Reformers Chapel, in Warmbrook, was originally in possession of the old body, but was claimed by the Reformers, when they seceded from them. It is a small stone building. (1) There is a United Methodist Free Chapel in Warmbrook on the 1st edition OS map. (2) By the 2nd edition OS map, the United Methodist Free Chapel has moved further to the north (see SMR 28367), and the original building is no longer in use as a place of worship. (3) By the 3rd edition OS map, the area has been reorganised, with the addition of Canterbury Road, at which time the original building appears to have either been demolished, or incorporated in to the new buildings. (4) The Warmbrook Methodist Group acquired property at 'The Follies' on the corner of Warmbrook and Water Lane, and opened their chapel in 1835. The site is now occupied by a pair of semi-detached houses . Elizabeth Evans, the aunt of George Elliot and the inspiration for her novel Adam Bede, regularly preached at this chapel. It was rebuilt in 1856, but was closed in 1887 and sold to William and Jane Jellyman, coachbuilders. It seems likely that part of this building is incorporated in the present houses. 'The Follies' congregation moved to the 'Adam Bede' church, just up the road [see SMR 28367]. No evidence as to the appearance of these chapels has been found. However, a recent extension to 'Folly Corner', one of the pair of semi's that now occupies the site, revealed a gable of hand cut sandstone blocks beneath the wet dash finish. The blocks may well have come from elsewhere, but it seems possible that they may have formed part of the previous buildings. (5) There are still two semi-detached houses on this site . (6-7)
- <1> SDR19516 Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 452.
- <2> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <3> SDR18790 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <4> SDR20367 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
- <5> SDR21105 Unpublished document: Simpson, R W. 1981. The Nineteenth Century Chapels of Wirksworth: An Aspect of Vernacular Architecture. pp 9, 12, 20.
- <6> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
- <7> SDR20894 *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. http://maps.google.com/. Website viewed 15/04/2011.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 2865 5364 (19m by 23m)|
|Civil Parish||WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Dec 14 2017 4:28PM