Lutterworth, Bitteswell Road, Wycliffe Memorial Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Leicestershire

Grid ref SP543846

In 1901 the site of the future chapel was vacant land but its style suggests that it was built shortly thereafter. It is unusual among chapels located between the branches of a Y junction (eg Hull Derringham Bank or Carlisle Currock Road) in that it presents a side view rather than the main entrance gable to those approaching up the leg of the Y. The structure in front of the chapel is the Wycliffe Memorial and its presence may have influenced the orientation of the chapel premises.

In 1940 the chapel had seating for 250 persons in pews and there was one schoolroom and five other rooms.

Sources

Methodist Accommodation returns, 1940 p163

Site visit 23.6.2018

Lutterworth WM Chapel, the whole site from the east, 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, south side (i), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, south side (ii), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, east side of chapel (i), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, east side of chapel (ii), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, (gable and main entrance), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, west side of chapel (i), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, west side of chapel (ii), 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, modern back entrance, 23.6.2018
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Lutterworth WM Chapel, name board, 23.6.2018
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