Building record MDR13093 - Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, West Street, Swadlincote

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The Wesleyans have a small chapel in Swadlincote [written in 1857]. (1) There is a chapel situated here on the 1st edition 25" OS map. (2) The Wesleyans erected their first chapel in 1816, and enlarged it in 1823. It was further enlarged in 1837, and rebuilt in 1863, at a cost of £2,000. There is accommodation for 700 persons. Adjoining the chapel is a burial ground, now disused [1895]. (3) The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on West Street was opened in 1837, and has a later front with polygonal corners. (4) The building is still labelled as a place of worship on modern OS mapping [2011]. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 350.
  • <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 823.
  • <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 823.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 2987 1962 (25m by 25m)

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Record last edited

Jun 6 2023 9:37AM

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