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Listed Building record MDR5662 - General Baptist Chapel, Wilne Road, Sawley

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The 1st ed. 25" OS map shows a General Baptist Chapel, Wilne Road, Sawley. (1) Examination of modern maps show that the church is still in use and has had some nodern additions. (2) The Baptist Chapel a large building of brick, capable of seating 300, was erected in 1800, and enlarged in 1845. (3) The first meeting-house at Sawley was an existing building given by Joseph Stenson; it was opened in 1783 as a preaching station of the church at Kegworth, but from 1785 was attached to Castle Donnington church. The present Listed Grade II chapel, built in 1800-1, was enlarged to the front in 1843. (4)

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  • <1> 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 51.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Shakarian, J (ARS). Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 593.
  • <4> Listed Building File: DOE Listed Buildings Dist of Erewash Derby 2 May 1986 49.



Grid reference Centred SK 471 315 (13m by 14m) Centre

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Jan 26 2024 5:21PM

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