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Building record MDR13417 - Methodist Chapel (Free), Butts, Ashover

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Full Description

According to Bulmer's Directory, the members of the Methodist Free Church had a place of worship at Butts, a neat stone structure with square tower. (1) There is a former Wesleyan Reform chapel at Butts, Ashover. Built by John Smedley c. 1856 and now used as a studio, it has walls of squared stone and a slate roof. The entrance is at the south end in the base of a three-stage tower with a two-centred arched doorway, there is a blank shield-shaped stone tablet above and an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles (removed) on top. There are three lancet windows on the side walls. (2) There is a Methodist Chapel (Free) situated north-east of Butts on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (3) Modern maps show the building is still extant but no longer used as a place of worship. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 42.
  • <2> 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 33 illus..
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Personal Observation: Greenwood, N. Personal observation based on map evidence, site visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 3446 6332 (20m by 26m)

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Record last edited

Nov 1 2017 4:43PM

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