Stonesby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (i), Leicestershire

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).

Sources
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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