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Building record MDR13492 - Primitive Methodist Chapel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield

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Full Description

According to Bulmer's Directory, the Primitive Methodist Chapel, in Holywell Street, a brick building in the Gothic style, was erected in 1881 to supersede an older one in Beetwell street. Attached to the chapel is a well-lighted and furnished Sunday School. (1) According to Kelly's Directory, the Primitive Methodist chapel, Holywell street, built in 1881, has 650 sittings. (2) There is a Chapel situated on Holywell Street on the 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 (3), on the site of a school, shown on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (4) The 3rd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map shows the chapel to be in use by the Primitive Methodists, and had been extended to the south-east. (5) Modern maps show the building is still extant, it is now in use as a club. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 64.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Kelly, A L (ed.). 1912. Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire. p 101.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <6> Personal Observation: Greenwood, N. Personal observation based on map evidence, site visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 3845 7134 (39m by 29m)

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Record last edited

Dec 6 2022 10:08AM

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