Wesleyan Chapel, (Sedlescombe)

Denomination:

Methodist.

Internet:

Address:

High Street, Sedlescombe, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 578245, 117745, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Incumbents:

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Registers:

Earliest Register: 1812.

Baptisms:

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Burials:

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Marriages:

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Building information:

Built: 1812-13.

Closed: 1924.

Style: Red brick with lancet windows.

Current use: Residential.

Documents:

There is 1 document concerning this church in the OPC database.

Publications:

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Notes:

In 1812, farmer Henry Freeland demolished the two southernmost cottages of a row and then built a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. For over a hundred years the Chapel continued next door to the public house in the heart of the working part of the village. When it eventually closed in 1924, for a while it was a drapers shop. In the Second World War, it was used as a popular cinema a couple of times a week (c. 1943-45). Later there was a carpenter's shop, and Mr Allan's motor repair business. Kevin Doswell converted the building to a cottage in 1986. Mrs Phyllis Cotton purchased the window frames of the Chapel during conversion and her Architect son has incorporated them into the conservatory of his house.

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