Building record MDR9807 - Former Zion Methodist Church, Holbrook Road, Cowhill, Belper

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Site is shown as 'Meth. Chap (Prim.)' on late 19th century OS maps and as 'Chap.' on early and mid 20th century OS maps. (1, 2, 3) The Zion Methodist Church is a Grade II building built in the late 18th or early 19th century. It is a simple ashlar chapel of two storeys with a symmetric fa├žade, plinth and pedimental gable. (4) On Holbrook Road, named on late 19th century OS maps as Back Hollow, there was a Primitive Methodist Chapel by 1881. The chapel became the Zion Methodist Church but has now been converted into two dwellings. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-1.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-1, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XLV-1.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1335301.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 2003. Extensive Urban Survey: Belper. Archaeological Assessment Report.. p 24.



Grid reference Centred SK 3492 4659 (14m by 15m)

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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