Wigston Magna WM Chapel, Leicestershire

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Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel and school, 18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel and school, 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel facade, 18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel facade, 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  south side,  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, south side, 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel name and date plaques, 18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel name and date plaques, 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  school date plaque,  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, school date plaque, 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  school name plaque,  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, school name plaque, 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (i),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (i), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (ii),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (ii), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (iii),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (iii), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (iv),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (iv), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (v),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (v), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones vi),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones vi), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (vii),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (vii), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  chapel foundation stones (viii),  18.12.2017010261 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, chapel foundation stones (viii), 18.12.2017010261
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  school foundation stones (i),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, school foundation stones (i), 18.12.2017
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Wigston Mana WM Chapel,  school foundation stones (ii),  18.12.2017 | G W Oxley
Wigston Mana WM Chapel, school foundation stones (ii), 18.12.2017
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The chapel was built in 1885 and the School was added in 1890. In 1940 the chapel had seating for 274 in pews and there were two schoolrooms and two other rooms. The building is now occupied by the Life Church

Sources

Methodist Accommodation returns, 1940

Site visit 18.12.2017

Comments about this page

  • There was indeed an earlier chapel in Wigston. I have been unable as yet to establish its exact location so I cannot say whether the building is still extant. I plan to start a new page for this building in order to make available the information which I do have. It should appear shortly.

    By G W Oxley (13/04/2020)
  • Is there an earlier Wesleyan Chapel still standing in Wigston?
    My 5th Great Grandfather, William Kirby was a Wesleyan Preacher and one of the first people to preach in Wigston in 1819. He also preached in nearby Great Glen, where he was from.

    By Thomas Dudley-Bonnett (08/04/2020)

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