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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:17 am 
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Preston Chronicle

9 February 1839

New Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The present Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Keighley Green, Burnley, being found wholly insufficient to accommodate the numbers who are anxious to attend, particularly at the anniversary sermons for their schools and the missionary society, the members of that highly respectable body some time ago resolved to erect a more commodious edifice in a more central situation, and accordingly purchased land from the executors of the late Col. Hargreaves, of Ormerod House, and a better site could not well have been fixed upon. It is a portion of the Bull Croft, and is in the very midst of the population between Burnley and Habergham Eaves. The building will be 93 feet long by 67 feet broad, and is intended to hold upwards of 2,000 persons, a portion of the chapel being reserved for the use of the poor and the children of the schools. The principal entrance will be of the Doric order, and the windows in the Norman style of architecture. The cost of the building is estimated at about £5,000; and one half of that sum has already been obtained. Amongst the principal subscribers we cannot omit to mention that Messrs. Barnes and Sons have given £500; Messrs. Hopwood and Son £400; Wm. Fishwick, Esq., of Long Holme, £105; Mr. James Haworth, £200; Mr. Winterbottom, £100; Messrs. Smallpage and Bramwell, £100, £c. £c. The contractors for the erection are, Mr. Robert Smith, mason and builder, Mr. James Robinson, timber merchant; and Mr. James Radcliffe, painter and plasterer. Mr. Robert Smith, as many of our readers will recollect, was the principal contractor for the erection of Trinity Chapel, within Habergham Eaves.

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