Nottingham, Radford, Independent Street, Methodist New Connexion school/chapel (i)

Nottingham Independent Street new connexion Chapel,1880-1
Ordnance Survey 1:500 plan of Nottingham, 1880-1, sheet XLII 1.10 reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland (Map images website)

Nottingham, Independent Street, UM school/chapel (i) was demolished in 1912 and the site used for a new chapel
Nottinghamshire Record Office MR3/49 Special trust schedules and related papers c 1923-4

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  • A block plan made in 1880 shows the chapel had been built between two houses with which it shared party walls. It filled all of the site except for one rear corner where there was a yard containing outbuildings. An unusual feature was the entrance area. It was approached from the street through a central opening in the front wall which led to a small open area which was enclosed all round except for the opening to the street. The door(s) into the chapel were within this space. Could this unusual arrangement imply that the chapel was originally set back from the road and that later most of the frontage was built over because it was the only space available? The plan reported a seating capacity 200.
    By 1901 £600 had been spent on the original construction and the subsequent enlargement of the chapel and a school. The chapel seated 150 and the school 50
    Ordnance Survey 1:500 plan of Nottingham, 1880-1, sheet XLII 1.10 reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland (Map images website)
    Methodist New Connexion: Returns of Trust Estates as presented in Special Schedules, January 1901 Nottingham District, Nottingham Parliament Street Circuit

    By G W Oxley (17/03/2022)

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