Building record MDR9786 - Trinity Methodist Church, Church Street, Holloway

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There is a United Methodist Free Chapel situated here on the 1st edition OS map. (1) The chapel was built in 1852, funded by John Smedley, and enlarged in 1879. It is a neat stone building with a high turret containing one bell. (2) The Wesleyan Reformers chapel at Holloway was built by John Smedley in 1852 for liturgical services. It was altered and enlarged in 1879. It has stone walls and slate roofs. It has lancet windows, and a porch centrally-situated on the east side, rising in three stages as a tower with a pyramidal roof. On the east face of the middle stage is a circular stone panel for a clock face and two tablets below: 'C / I + S / 1852' and 'ADDITION 1879'. The original building comprised a nave with chancel to the north, with a principal window of three graduated lancets, and a four-centred chancel-arch. In 1879 a parallel nave was added alongside to the west, with a pulpit and organ recess at the west end. An east gallery was erected in the original nave and the chancel converted to a schoolroom. (3) Trinity Methodist Church is a Grade II non-conformist church with an inscription above the entrance that reads 'I C S 1852'. It is constructed from regularly coursed gritstone blocks with coped gables, moulded kneelers, a single ashlar gable stack, crucifix finials, and a slated roof, with a sidewall tower rising from a central entrance porch. It has a double pile plan, with a projecting crosswing to the centre of the rear pile, and an attached range to the east end of the main range. The main range is of three bays with a lower two bay range to the north. The interior retains a narrow gallery to the east end, and raised seating associated with the organ and the pulpit to the south end of the projecting crosswing. See list description for more details. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(b).3, with photo.
  • <3> 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 47.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109179.



Grid reference Centred SK 3240 5656 (18m by 20m)

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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