Nether Broughton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Leicestershire

Nether Broughton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was said to have been built in 1830 but application was not made to the Chapel Committee for permission to build a chapel until 1831. The building was to measure 29 feet by 20 feet. The land would cost £5 and the building £138. By 1860 the original building and subsequent extensions and alterations had cost £170. In 1851 it provided 140 free and 92 other sittings, 232 in all. In 1873 the chapel provided seating for 193 persons. In 1940 there was a chapel measuring 30 feet by 27½ feet which seated 118 persons in pews and a schoolroom, 26 feet by 16 feet. There were no other rooms.
The chapel was situated on the south side of Chapel Lane close to its junction with the road to Upper Broughton (Grid ref SK694257)
Sources
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD58 Applications to the Chapels Committee for permission to build, extend or sell Chapels, 1817 – 1830 No. 764
The National Archives ,1851 ecclesiastical census HO129/418/3/6
Leicestershire Record Office, N/M/NDD 1-15, Annual trust returns, Nottingham and Derby District 1860-1878
Whites Directory for Leicestershire, 1868, p 341
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/694 (Melton Mowbray Circuit)
John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD2 Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, Melton Circuit, 1931/598
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, Melton Circuit 1873/499, 1881/565, 1891/612, 1901/625, 1911/591, 1931/598
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/694 (Melton Mowbray Circuit)

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