[former] Ruyton-of-the-XI-Towns Independent [then United Reformed Church] Chapel
[former] Ruyton-of-the-XI-Towns Independent [then United Reformed Church] Chapel
This chapel, costing 500, was erected in 1832-3 by local builder Nathanael Edwards of Ruyton on a site bought for 15. The chapel opened on Good Friday 5th April 1833. It accommodated 200 worshippers and had square family pews with some benches in the middle. In 1851 it had seating for 150 worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were 50 worshippers at their morning service and 94 at their evening one. The building was registered for the solemnization of marriages on 7th December 1866. The chapel was re-seated and re-floored in 1868 at a cost of 88. In 1896 a school was erected at a cost of 324. The chapel has a burial ground attached. The chapel was still in use c. 2004 and in good condition, but in February 2017 it was up for sale and in June 2017 it is "under offer". For a modern photograph click here. For a view of the interior of the chapel taken in 2017, click here.
Grid ref: SJ 392228

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