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Building record MDR13026 - Former Methodist Chapel, Church Street, Melbourne

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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 [2011]. Looking at Google Maps Street View, the building is occupied by a furnishers. (5-6)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 364.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 774.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <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 52.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <6> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Webuste viewed 26/08/2011.



Grid reference Centred SK 3868 2516 (18m by 17m)

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Record last edited

Nov 6 2017 10:59AM

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