Stonesby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (i), Leicestershire

Stonesby: the 1847 chapel in its current form
Philip Thornborow 17.8.2023

Stonesby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (i) was built in 1847. By 1860 the original building and subsequent extensions and alterations had cost £100. From 1851 to 1881 it provided 50 free and 40 other sittings, 90 in all. It could well have be the building described in 1941 as a school room measuring 23 feet by 17½ feet which had been built of stone with a brick front (grid ref SK823246).

The National Archives,1851 ecclesiastical census HO129/418/4/12
Whites Directory for Leicestershire, 1868, p 384
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, Melton Circuit 1873/499, 1881/565,
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/694 (Melton Mowbray Circuit)
OS 25 inch Leicestershire XIII.12 1884-5

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