[former] Oakengates Congregational Chapel
[former] Oakengates Congregational Chapel, later U.R.C., Lion Street
This chapel (with a schoolroom underneath), of brown brick, was built in 1847-8 at a cost of 1000. The foundation stone was laid on 24 May 1847 and it opened on 26 April 1848. The chapel was described as "commodious" in 1851. It had seating for 400 worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were 98 worshippers at their morning servie and 200 at their evening one. In addition there were 120 children at the Sunday School in the morning. Originally the sides had four bays, but an extension of one bay was added at the rear. The chapel re-opened on the 2nd March 1862. In 1981 the Congregationalists (by then U.R.C.) joined with the Methodists and opened the United Church q.v. The building in the photograph was no longer used as a chapel & was de-registered as a place of worship on 16th February 1982. By 2003 it was a night-club called "42's Night Club".
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