Listed Building record MDR9716 - Former Methodist Chapel and Sunday School, Kilbourne Road, Belper

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Former Methodist Chapel and Sunday School, Kilbourne Road, Belper, built in 1812 and 1878 respectively. The site is shown as 'Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)' on late 19th century OS maps, as 'Wes. Meth. Chapel' on an early 20th century map, and as 'Meth. Ch.' on a mid 20th century OS map. ''Pottery Chapel', dated 1816, with shaped gable. Sunday-school adjacent to the west dated 1878.'(1) 'Pottery Chapel was forced to close in 1990 having been built as a mission chapel for the Wesleyans in 1816.' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 34 NE 8/228 KILBOURNE ROAD (South Side) Pottery Methodist Church and adjoining schoolroom GV II 1812. Pottery Methodist Church. Stone chapel with unusual swept gable to street. Two storeys. Two windows at first floor level with coloured margin lights and plaque between. Later centre porch. Adjoining schoolroom to west (of 1878) has stone facade to street. Gable with oeil-de-boeuf in tympanum. Two storeys. Two windows, sashes with glazing bars. Later centre porch and modern western ground floor addition. Red brick rear and side elevations. Name echoes the predecessor of Bourne's Pottery at Denby which formerly stood in this locality. Listing NGR: SK3640447549.'

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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. 34.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Barrass, A.. 1994. Belper. Looking into the Past. 36.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 36109 47884 (point)

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Sep 14 2022 9:56PM

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