Kibworth Beauchamp Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Leicestershire

Grid ref SP982937

Kibworth Beauchamp Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in1846. In 1851 it provided 50 free and 84 other sittings. In 1873 there was seating for 146 persons. Built of brick, it had seating for 150 in pews in 1940. There were 2 schoolrooms and no other rooms. It continues to be used as a Methodist place of worship.

Sources

TNA HO129.409.1.32 Ecclesiastical census, 1851

Wesleyan seating returns, 1873, p 9

Methodist Chapel returns, 1940, p162

Site visit 4.5.2018

Kibworth WM Chapel, plaque, 4.5.2018
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Kibworth WM Chapel, north side of chapel, 4.5.2018
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Kibworth WM Chapel, extension building, 4.5.2018
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Kibworth WM Chapel, east side of extension building, 4.5.2018
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Kibworth WM Chapel, notice board, 4.5.2018
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  • In 1873 there was seating for 146 persons. Apart from a spike to 170 in 1891 this remained consistent down to 1931, by which date all sittings were free. In 1940 the chapel seated for 150 in pews. It measured 45 feet by 23 feet and the school halls on the ground and first floor were each 24 feet by 15 feet.
    Sources
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester MAC Lawson, 1881/104,1891/117, 1901/114, 1911/109
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD2Wesleyan Accommodation returns, 1931/112
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940, No 688

    By G W Oxley (12/08/2020)

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