Melbourne Wesleyan Methodist chapel 1870

Melbourne Wesleyan Chapel, Church Street
Wesleyan Chapel Committee
Melbourne the 1870 chapel
Philip Thornborow, 2024
Melbourne, the 1870 chapel from the side
Philip Thornborow, 2024
Melbourne Wesleyan chapel

The building illustrated here is still in use, and was the third chapel on the site in Church Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire.

The architects, Wilson and Willcox, had as their senior partner James Wilson (1816-1900) who had designed Kingswood School in 1851.

Designed to seat 400, by the time of the 1970 Statistical Returns this had been reduced to 150.

The original spire has now been removed. The tower behind the building in the drawing, and second of the photographs, is of the Wesleyan Hall, a former bank taken over by the church.

The full story of Methodism in Melbourne may be found here

Grid Ref: SK386251

Reference: The fifteenth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1869 page 127

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