The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in Chapel Street, was built in 1847 at a cost of £2,000. It is a handsome brick building of the mixed order, capable of seating 800 persons, with large Sunday schools and minister's house attached. (1)
There is a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel situated here on the 1st edition OS map. (2)
The Wesleyan Methodists built their present chapel in 1847, at a cost of £2,000. It is a large brick building with a horseshoe gallery, affording a total accommodation for nearly 700 persons. On the wall is a marble monument to the memory of William Penny, who died in 1887, after a connection with the chapel extending over 50 years as a local preacher, class leader, and Sunday school superintendent. He bequeathed to the trustees of the chapel the sum of £1,500. Adjoining the chapel are the Centenary Memorial Sunday Schools, erected in 1889. (3)
The chapel and Sunday schools have since been demolished and the site has been redeveloped in to a supermarket . (4-5)
Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 305.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 578.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
*Internet Web Site: Google Maps. http://maps.google.com/. Webpage viewed 13/05/2011.
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RIPLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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