Mellish Road Methodist Chapel

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General information
StatusDemolished
TypeMethodist chapel
Architectural styleGothic
Town or cityWalsall
CountryEngland
Coordinates52°35′34″N 1°58′20″W / 52.59268°N 1.97216°W / 52.59268; -1.97216Coordinates: 52°35′34″N 1°58′20″W / 52.59268°N 1.97216°W / 52.59268; -1.97216
Completed1910 (1910)
Demolished2011 (2011)
Cost£3,600
DesignationsGrade II listed

Mellish Road Methodist Chapel was a grade II listed Methodist chapel in Mellish Road, Walsall, England, built in 1910.[1]

The building was of limestone ashlar, with some exposed brick, [2] and cost £3,600.[3]

In the 1990s, subsidence caused by the flooding of disused mine-workings beneath the chapel caused a significant crack to appear in its walls. It was declared unsafe and abandoned. An arson attack in 2008 further weakened it, and - after being de-listed[4] - it was demolished in 2011.[1]

During demolition, its 50 feet (15 m) octagonal limestone spire was carefully dismantled and later, in 2015, offered for sale, [1] with the initial asking price of £130,000.[3]

The chapel's records are in the Walsall Local History Centre.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Salvaged Walsall chapel spire goes on sale at Britain's quirkiest fair for £130k starting price". Walsall Advertiser. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ Buildings of England, Staffordshire, p295
  3. ^ a b "For Sale - church spire, would suit large garden or mobile phone aerial". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1414560)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Mellish Road Methodist Church, Walsall". The National Archives. Retrieved 22 June 2015.

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