Croft Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, (East Lindsey) Lincolnshire

Foundation stones and memorial bricks for the chapel on Croft Lane were laid on Tuesday 3rd July 1888; it opened on 23rd November that year.

The building (no longer a chapel) is a substantial edifice of red brick in the early Gothic style. A stone above the main entrance is inscribed Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1888.
In all probability it had the same architect as the Wesleyan at nearby Irby in the Marsh, built the following year. The style is virtually identical save for the configuration of the rooms at the rear.

The former Sunday school hall is a continuation of the main building. There were sittings for 145, considerably more than the previous chapel of 1845 which seated 95.

Registration for marriages was granted in 1909 and cancelled January 1995.
Circuits: Wainfleet Wesleyan until union in 1932; and Skegness and Wainfleet Methodist thereafter.

The chapel closed in 1994. It has been converted into a dwelling, appropriately named “Sanctuary”.

Sources include:
White’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1872
Wesleyan Returns of Accommodation 1873
Stamford Mercury 6th July 1888
Methodist Church Buildings Statistical Returns 1940

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