Wesleyan Chapel, (Sedlescombe)





High Street, Sedlescombe, East Sussex.

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


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1812.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

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There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


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Building information:

Built: 1812-13.

Closed: 1924.

Style: Red brick with lancet windows.

Current use: Residential.


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


There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


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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