According to Bulmer's Directory, the United Methodist Free Church, Marsden Street, is a handsome brick building in the Norman style, built in 1869, at a cost, including purchase of site, of £3,300. The interior is elegantly decorated and furnished, all the woodwork being pitchpine. The ground floor will seat 450, and about 400 more can be accommodated in the gallery, which is carried round the whole building. An organ, by Young & Son, of Manchester, was added in 1882, at a cost of £325. Adjoining, is the Sunday school with caretaker's house, built in 1874, at a cost of £1,400. (1)
There is a Methodist Chapel (Free United) situated on Marsden Street on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880, presumably that referred to by Bulmer in 1895. (2)
The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 shows the Sunday school to the rear of the chapel building. (3)
Modern maps show these building are still extant but no longer in use as a place of worship. (4)
Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 64.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Personal Observation: Greenwood, N. Personal observation based on map evidence, site visit etc..
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CHESTERFIELD, CHESTERFIELD, DERBYSHIRE
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