Kettering, Rockingham Road/Regent Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel,11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel,11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, north side, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, north side, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, west side, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, west side, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, south and east sides, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, south and east sides, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, facade of 1879 building, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, facade of 1879 building, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, facade of 1904 building, 11.1.2019
Rockingham Road-Regent Street W M Chapel, facade of 1904 building, 11.1.2019

Rockingham Road/Regent Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in three stages. First came the small “Wesleyan School Chapel” of 1879. This was followed by the large chapel built on the corner in 1892. Finally the Regent Street building was erected in 1904. In 1940 the chapel had seating for 490 in pews. There were 2 schoolrooms and 6 other rooms. The chapel was subsequently closed and the building is now occupied by the Salvation Army.
Sources
Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940 p162
Site visit 11.1.2018

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  • The school Chapel building which served as the place of worship from 1879 to 1992 seated 250. Its successor seated 550 in 1901 which had fallen to 500 split between 382 lettable and 186 free. In 1940 the accommodation consisted of the chapel measuring 100 feet by 50 feet which seated 490, all in pews on the floor of the chapel, two halls 65 feet by 30 feet and 50 feet by 37 feet, five vestries or classrooms, and an institute or clubroom.
    Sources
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, 1881/103, 1891/116, 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 (12/06/2020)

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