Higham Ferrers, High Street, Hope Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire

Higham Ferrers, High Street, facade, 27.2.2019
Higham Ferrers, High Street, notice board 27.2.2019
Higham Ferrers, High Street, temporary accommodation, 27.2.2019

Higham Ferrers, High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was probably built around 1900. In 1940 it seated 571 persons in pews and had a schoolroom and ten other rooms. The premises are at present undergoing a major redevelopment. The chapel had been closed and stands empty while the buildings to the rear have been demolished and a temporary structure erected in their place. There is a detailed account of this process in words and pictures on the church website.
This building has much in common with its more subdued neighbour at Irthlingborough, notably the pilaster/buttresses and pinnacles, but the most unusual feature here is the double gabled fa├žade.
Sources
Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940, No 684
Church website www.hopemethodistrushden.org.uk/redevelopment/ Site visit 27.02.2019

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