Marsh Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel

former Marsh Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel
Christopher Hill 2021
former Marsh Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel
Christopher Hill 2021
doorstep of former Marsh Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel, with initials carved into stones near the doorstep.
Christopher Hill 2021
Marsh Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Marsh Lane is west of Eckington in North East Derbyshire.

The chapel carries the datestone of 1886 and it  first appears on Ordnance Survey maps between 1876/86 and 1898. The initial footprint shows the longer side of the building parallel to the road. By the 1916/23 maps, the building is larger with the longer side at right angles to the road, as now.

There are a number of sets of initials carved into stones on the front wall:

CT; SW; C; FG; MC; AH; ET; HH.

The former Wesleyan chapel had closed by the first time I visited the village in 1971 and in 2021 it is used as a playgroup and social centre.

The village also boasted a Free United Methodist chapel on Lightwood Road.

Main Road,  Marsh Lane, Eckington S21 5RH,

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