Mapping Methodism – Redruth Highway Wesleyan Chapel

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Highway is an area to the east of Redruth. This profile of Redruth Highway Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.

 

Wesleyan chapel. Probably mid C19. Recorded on the 1st and 2nd Editions of the 1:2500 1880 and 1907 OS Maps. Stuccoed walls with quoin rustication and moulded architraves; hipped roof. Simple classical style with round-arched openings. 2 storeys; 2-window front has 1st-floor windows lighting probable end (or full) gallery and central lean-to porch with side doorway. 2-window side elevations. Margin-pane windows. Associated Sunday school to the south. Deleted from the statutory list of listed buildings 1999 following thematic assessment. (Cornwall Council Heritage Gateway)

Redruth Highway Wesleyan Chapel (Photo: Jo Lewis)

1824: Build date. (SWChurches)

Built as a Wesleyan Chapel. (SWChurches)

HIGHWAY, Wesleyan, Redruth, 1824, 350, Robert Bond, minister. (Genuki)

1880: Shown on map. (old.map.co.uk)

1884: Chapel re-opened following extensive alterations. (Cornubian and Redruth Times – Friday 18 April 1884)

1932: The Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and the United Methodist Church amalgamated to become the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

1932: Became Redruth Highway Methodist Church. (SWChurches)

1940: Seating for 220. (David Easton, Methodist minister and historian)

1912-1956: Seat rent ledger, Redruth Highway Methodist Church, Redruth. (Kresen Kernow MRR/9074)

1977: Sunday School premises closed and sold. (SWChurches)

1973-1977: Correspondence and accounts, sale of Sunday School, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Proceeds for Chapel renovations. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1970)

1955-1977: Minutes, Trust, Redruth Highway Methodist Church, Redruth. (Kresen Kernow MRR/9067)

Feb 1978: Plan and elevations, new toilets and kitchen, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Also shows main chapel building. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1964)

1978-1981: Correspondence and accounts, building scheme, Redruth Highway Methodist Church, Redruth. New toilet and kitchen block. (Kresen Kernow MRR/9082)

28 Oct 1992: Quinquennial inspection report, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Report on structural survey of premises including floor plans and colour photographs of the exterior and interior. Report by Francis G Bush, Plymouth. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1965)

1983-1995: Property papers, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Includes lists of officers and managing trustees. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1973)

2 Jun 1998: Quinquennial inspection report, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Report on structural survey of premises. Report by Francis G Bush, Plymouth. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1966)

8 Aug 2003: Quinquennial inspection report, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Report on structural survey of premises. Report by Kirk, Spurgin and Copeland Limited, Redruth. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1967)

2003: Correspondence, closure of Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Leading up to the closure of the Chapel at Christmas 2003. Church secretary. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1971)

2003: Closure. (SWChurches / David Easton, Methodist minister and historian)

1992-2003: Property papers and correspondence, Redruth Highway Methodist Church. Includes unsigned Church Council minutes, Methodist Church Property Schedule As, correspondence, insurance papers, posters. Also includes: pamphlet advertising Christmas services; papers concerning the listing of the chapel and its de-listing; quotes for building work; photocopy of ‘My Call to Preach’, an autobiographical account of her preaching career written and read by Winifred Allen after completing 40 years as a local preacher. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1974)

Became a private residence.

 

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