Leicester, Bishop Street WM Chapel, Leicestershire

Leicester,Bishop Street WM chapel, facade, 23.12.16
G W Oxley
Leicester,Bishop .Street WM Chapel, Leicestershire, date plaque, 23.12.16
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  • Bishop Lane Chapel was built in 1815. In 1851 it had 296 free and 1166 other sittings. By 1860 the original building and subsequent extensions and alterations had cost £4800. In1868 it had seating for 1600. In 1873 the chapel provided seating for 1260 persons. Schools were erected on a site east of the chapel in 1873 (See https://www.mywesleyanmethodists.org.uk/content/topics-2/education/leicester-bishop-street-wesleyan-schools-leicestershire). In 1940 the chapel had seating for 900 in pews and there was one schoolroom and seven other rooms. It continues to be used as a Methodist place of worship.
    Sources
    TNA HO129/417/1/13
    Leicestershire etc. Record Office, N/M/NDD 1-15, Annual trust returns, Nottingham and Derby District 1860-1878
    Whites Directory for Leicestershire, 1868, p 177
    Wesleyan seating returns, 1873, p 57
    Leicestershire etc. Record Office 23D67 Leicester building plans no 4062
    Methodist Accommodation returns, 1940
    Site visit 16.3.2019

    By GW Oxley (17/03/2019)

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