Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Former Wesleyan Chapel, Brailsford
Former Wesleyan Chapel,
Painter's Lane,
Brailsford, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1821, but we understand it was closed before 1968.

This building is recorded in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) as one of two Methodist Chapels in Brailsford. This one was Wesleyan Methodist, identified as a tall building of brick, with a hipped tiled roof. The entrance was at the east end, "with rusticated flat arch and keystone, two round-arched windows with cast-iron frames and intersecting glazing bars". Originally there was square tablet between them, with the inscription 'WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL 1821', but since 1968, this has been defaced.

It is situated mid-way between Brailsford and Ednaston (marked as "Commonside" on Maps), so may have been built originally to serve both villages.

In the present day, the main body of the chapel survives, with its most impressive facade now to the south, facing the road. There are 3 square headed windows on the ground floor, and 3 round-arched on the first floor. The east facade has been partially obscured by the addition of a garage, which has the name of 'Chapel House' above its up-and-over door.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK2475941878. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 1 Feb 2013 at 15:05.

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This Report was created 26 Sep 2017 - 08:24:57 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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