Knossington Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (i), Leicestershire

Knossington Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1830 application having been made in that year to the Chapel Committee for permission to purchase a chapel for £76. By 1860 the original building and subsequent extensions and alterations had cost £104. In 1851 the chapel provided 60 free and 34 other sittings, 94 in all. This figure varied little between then and the closure of this chapel when the new chapel opened in 1909.
The building was situated on the backland near the junction of the roads from Owston and Braunston (grid ref SK803084)
Sources
The National Archives,1851 ecclesiastical census HO129/419/1/41
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD58 Applications to the Chapels Committee for permission to build, extend or sell Chapels, 1817 – 1830 No. 743k
Leicestershire Record Office, N/M/NDD 1-15, Annual trust returns, Nottingham and Derby District 1860-1878
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, Oakhm Circuit 1873/500, 1881/566 1891/613, 1901/626
John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD2 Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, Melton Circuit, 1931/598
25 inch OS maps Leicestershire LXXXIII 3, 1884-5

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