SK7519 : Baptist Chapel, Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray

taken 1 year ago, near to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Baptist Chapel, Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray
Baptist Chapel, Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray
Grade II Listed chapel of 1872. The chapel was built to seat 400 (Kelly's 1899). Photographs in 1874 and around 1955 show the two ground floor small windows extending to a more normal sill height and the two central windows appear to be the doors. A low wall with railings and two gates align with the front of adjacent buildings. More recent 21st century photos show a glazed canopy and glazed enclosure around the central windows when the Convent Life Church Centre. (see SK7519 : Covenant Life Church Centre in Melton Mowbray). An 1868 letter from JJ Irving accepting position of Pastor is addressed to 'the Baptist Church and Congregation worshipping in the Corn Exchange'. Stephen Butt in Melton Mowbray Through Time tells us the first meeting place of the Baptist movement in Melton around 1850 was at a small Calvinist Baptist chapel on Timber Hill. The Corn Exchange was taken by the Baptist Church for one year at a rent of 12 and the first sermon was preached on February 3rd 1867. In December 1869 the land in Nottingham Street was purchased for 500 and a quote for 1,180 accepted in October 1872 for erection of the new chapel. During the building works services were held in the Temperance Hall. The first service being taken on 7th May 1873 in the new chapel. They moved out of the church in 1986 and sold the building in 1987 for 90,000.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7513 1929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.9596N 0:53.2779W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7512 1928
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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