Monument record MDR12717 - Primitive Methodist Chapel (site of), The Dale, Wirksworth

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Full Description

The first Primitive Methodist chapel in Wirksworth was provided by Joseph and Hannah Frost, who opened their house for services during or before 1815. The building, now demolished [1981], bore the inscription 'Primitive Methodist Chapel 1815'. During 1828, these Primitive Methodists acquired accommodation at the bottom of The Dale and converted it for chapel use [see SMR 28362]. Of the 19th century chapels at Wirksworth, this chapel had been most recently demolished. Although it had been in poor condition, it had, until shortly before its demolition, been occupied as a dwelling house. The site on which it stood had suffered from a loss of stability due to its proximity to the now disused Dale Quarry. Part of the boundary wall remains intact, together with some iron railings. The chapel was a small, square building of rubble, and had a hipped slate roof. Three sides had a wet dash finish, whilst the north-facing frontage had an ashlar sandstone finish. The door and multi-lighted simple sash windows were set in plain sandstone surrounds. A brick, slate roofed, single-storey outhouse had been added against the east wall. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Simpson, R W. 1981. The Nineteenth Century Chapels of Wirksworth: An Aspect of Vernacular Architecture. pp 6-9; 20.



Grid reference Centred SK 2847 5421 (19m by 22m)

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 4:28PM

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