Methodist Church, Buxton

Recent Photograph of Methodist Church (Buxton)

Designed by James Wilson of Bath, the present building dates from 1849, replacing a chapel of c.1797 which stood on Smithy Hill. Some materials from the earlier building, and timber from the race-course grandstand were used in its construction.

Inside are a pair of cups from a former Methodist Chapel at Brand Top (SK044685), Hartington Upper Quarter, each inscribed ‘Bran Top’; and Love-feast Cups, of white glazed pottery with gilt decoration, straight sided and with two handes, inscribed ‘Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, he shall never thirst’, and ‘The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life’.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Non Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire. Published by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England 1986. ISBN 0 11 300007 3.

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 28th May 2004.
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