Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire

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Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel, west side chapel, ,  28.4.2018 | G W Oxley
Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel, west side chapel, , 28.4.2018
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Desborough, Victoria Streetl Wesleyan Chapel,  south side of chapel, ,  28.4.2018 | G W Oxley
Desborough, Victoria Streetl Wesleyan Chapel, south side of chapel, , 28.4.2018
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Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel,  south and east sides of Sunday school,  28.4.2018 | G W Oxley
Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel, south and east sides of Sunday school, 28.4.2018
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Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel,  south side of Sunday schooll, ,  28.4.2018 | G W Oxley
Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel, south side of Sunday schooll, , 28.4.2018
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Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel,  north side of chapel, 28.4.2018 | G W Oxley
Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel, north side of chapel, 28.4.2018
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Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel,  date plaque on Sunday school, ,  28.4.2018 | G W Oxley
Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel, date plaque on Sunday school, , 28.4.2018
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Desborough, Victoria Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was designed by Messrs Gotch and Saunders of Kettering. The site cost £130 and buildings about £1200. The main contractor was Messrs Dawkins and the pews were provided by Mr Barlow. The stone laying was on Whit Sunday and the brick built chapel opened in September 1894. It had seating for 373 in pews in 1940.
The school building was added in 1896.  There were 3 schoolrooms and 3 other rooms. It was later closed and is now used as a place of worship by Roman Catholics.

Sources

The Northampton Mercury, 21.9.1894

Methodist Chapel returns, 1940, p162

OS 25inch sheet XXIV 3 1924

Site visit 28.04.2018

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  • From 1901 to 1931 there was seating for 380 divided in 1931 into 360 lettable seats and 20 free. In 1940 the accommodation consisted of a chapel 50 feet square which seated 373 in pews, a gallery 10 feet by 11¼ Feet serving as an organ chamber, a Sunday school hall 44 feet by 30 feet, two classrooms or vestries 15 feet by 14½ feet and a primary room 30 feet by 14½ feet.
    Sources
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, 1901/113, 1911/108, 1931/111
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD2 Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places,, 1931/111
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1/687 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940

    By G W Oxley (13/06/2020)

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