Building record MDR13026 - Former Methodist Chapel, Church Street, Melbourne
Type and Period (2)
- WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL (Georgian - 1826 AD to 1826 AD)
- CHAPEL ? (Georgian - 1800 AD to 1800 AD)
- None recorded
The Wesleyan Methodists have a neat brick chapel in Melbourne that was erected in 1826, at a cost of £600. It seats 200. (1) Wesleyanism was introduced to Melbourne through the Countess of Huntingdon. Their first chapel was built in 1836 at a cost of £600. This edifice could accommodate 300, and sufficed their needs until 1870, when a larger and much more ornate structure was erected [see SMR 31714]. The old chapel is used as a Sunday school. (2) There is a Sunday School situated here on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. (3) The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Church Street was built in 1826, replacing a chapel of 1800. It was heightened and converted in to a Sunday school in 1870, when the adjacent chapel was built [see SMR 31714]. (4) It is now labelled as 'Wellington House' on modern OS mapping . Looking at Google Maps Street View, the building is occupied by a furnishers. (5-6)
- <1> SDR19516 Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 364.
- <2> SDR3507 Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 774.
- <3> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <4> SDR13425 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 52.
- <5> SDR20816 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
- <6> SDR20894 *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. http://maps.google.com/. Webuste viewed 26/08/2011.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 3868 2516 (18m by 17m)|
|Civil Parish||MELBOURNE, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Nov 6 2017 10:59AM