Building record MDR9844 - Former Ebenezer Methodist Church, Derby Road, Milford, Belper

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The Methodist Free Chapel (Ebenezer Chapel) is a large stone structure, with a Sunday school attached, erected in 1846, at a cost of about £1000.00. The interior is neatly and comfortably arranged. (1) The site is shown as 'Methodist Chapel (United Free)' or 'Methodist Chapel (Free United)' on late 29th century OS maps, as 'U.M. Church' on an early 20th century OS map, and as 'Methodist Church' on a mid 20th century OS map. (2, 3, 4, 5) Milford Ebenezer Methodist Church is a Grade II building with an 1859 datestone. It is a stone church with a domestic appearance externally, of two storeys constructed from coursed stone with moulded stone eaves. It has a plain interior with the organ behind the pulpit. There are 19th century railings and gates with simple stone gatepiers to the small forecourt. The chapel is advanced from the adjoining row of The William IV Public House and cottages and forms the end of the group at the junction of Derby Road and Makeney Road at Milford Bridge. (6) Milford Ebenezer Methodist Church was built as a beerhouse and grocery by George Brassington and known as the Durham Ox, it was later sold to a religious group. It is dated 1846 (front) and 1859 (back and porch) and is built of coursed stone with moulded stone eaves. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T. 1895. History, Topography & Directory of Derby. p. 671.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-5.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-5, 1898.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XLV-5.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1937-38. OS County Series, Third Revision, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-5.
  • <6> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1087387.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Derwent Valley Mills (DVM) Nomination Steering Panel. 2000. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage List Nomination Document. p 80.



Grid reference Centred SK 3513 4509 (16m by 16m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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