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Name:Former Weslyan Chapel, Chapel Street, Alford
HER Number:45896
Type of record:Building

Summary

Former Weslyan Chapel, Chapel Street, Alford.

Grid Reference:TF 454 761
Map Sheet:TF47NE
Parish:ALFORD, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

Chapel, now Masonic Hall. It was built in 1819 of brick with a rendered front and a hipped slate roof. It has a baptismal tank for total immersions. {1}{2}{3}

The chapel had an associated preacher's house and Sunday school, however these buildings are now used for other purposes. {4}

The building was in use as a chapel from 1819 until 1865, and was enlarged in 1837 to seat 544. {5}{6}


<1> Cooke, S. M. and Crome, P. E., 1998, Alford Town, Page 22 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI10025.

<2> Stell, Christopher, 2002, Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Eastern England, p.195 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI9202.

<3> Ordnance Survey, 1902-06, 25 Inch Ordnance Survey County Series Map - Second Edition, 16/11 (Map). SLI3566.

<4> QuBE Planning Ltd., 2008, Alford Conservation Area Appraisal, Section 6.3 (Report). SLI12162.

<5> R.W. Ambler, 1979, Lincolnshire Returns of the Census of Religious Worship, 1851, No.915, p.168 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI7745.

<6> Shepherdson, C., 2010, A List and Brief Details of Chapels in the East Lincolnshire Circuit, Past and Present, p.2 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI14407.

Monument Types

  • WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL (Post Medieval - 1819 AD to 1865 AD)
  • FREEMASONS HALL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Events

  • Site visit as part of the Alford Conservation Area Appraisal
  • Site visit to Alford Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Protected Status

  • Conservation Area

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic Reference: Cooke, S. M. and Crome, P. E.. 1998. Alford Town. Page 22.
<2>Bibliographic Reference: Stell, Christopher. 2002. Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Eastern England. p.195.
<3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-06. 25 Inch Ordnance Survey County Series Map - Second Edition. paper. 1:2500. 16/11.
<4>Report: QuBE Planning Ltd.. 2008. Alford Conservation Area Appraisal. Section 6.3.
<5>Bibliographic Reference: R.W. Ambler. 1979. Lincolnshire Returns of the Census of Religious Worship, 1851. No.915, p.168.
<6>Bibliographic Reference: Shepherdson, C.. 2010. A List and Brief Details of Chapels in the East Lincolnshire Circuit, Past and Present. p.2.