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Monument record MDR5575 - Former Wesleyan chapel, Chapel Row, Borrowash, Ockbrook

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Full Description

The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is a handsome brick building that was erected in 1825. It will seat about 450 people. There is a large school room attached. (1) There is a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel situated here on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. (2) The Wesleyan Methodists have a chapel at Borrowash that was built in 1825. (3) By the 2nd edition 25" OS map of c. 1900, another chapel has been built across the road (SMR 23859), and both are labelled as 'Chapels'. By the 3rd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century, this chapel appears to have been superseded by the one across the road and is no longer in use as a place of worship. (4-5) The former Wesleyan chapel, Borrowash, is a tall building of square plan constructed of brick and slate. It has a pedimented front of three bays with two tiers of round arched windows. The recessed centre bay rises to a semi-circular arch enclosing a defaced tablet dated 1825. It was superseded in c. 1902, and is now in commercial use [1986]. (6) The former chapel still appears to be extant, but is part of a larger works building [2011]. (7-8) A Methodist Chapel, built in 1826. Converted to a Sunday School in 1900. It is built of red brick beneath a shallow pitched roof. The front elevation is of two storeys, separated by sill bands and topped by a pediment. There is a full height arched recess, containing a datestone in the form of a classical sarcophagus. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 302.
  • <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 571.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), 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> 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 54.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <8> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 05/08/2011.
  • <9> *Internet Web Site: Erewash Borough Council. List of buildings of local interest. LL/298.



Grid reference Centred SK 417 345 (20m by 22m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 8 2015 10:42AM

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