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Building record MDR12708 - The Old Church House, Spring Road, Riddings

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Full Description

The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, rebuilt in 1838, is a large brick building, capable of seating 400 persons. (1) There is a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel situated here on the 1st edition OS map. (2) The first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was founded in 1817. This was rebuilt in 1838, and recently the building has been considerably enlarged, altered and improved, at a cost of about £1,000 [1895]. Adjoining is the Sunday school, which is a good two-storey building that was erected in 1871. (3) The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Spring Road, Riddings is a brick and slate structure. It has a three-bay front with an open pediment, and a large panel inscribed in raised characters: 'WESLEYAN A.D. 1838'. (4) The building is labelled as 'The Old Church House' on modern OS mapping, indicating that it is no longer in use as a place of worship [2011]. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 662.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 613.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: RCHME (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England). 1986. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Central England - Derbyshire extract. p 32.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 4314 5260 (23m by 33m)

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2018 2:57PM

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