SJ8847 : Bethesda Chapel - Albion Street

taken 2 years ago, near to Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Bethesda Chapel - Albion Street
Bethesda Chapel - Albion Street
The current chapel was built in 1819 with seating for 2000. Falling congregation around the town centre led to closure in December 1985. Demolition consent for the listed building was not granted and the building was sold. Proposals for alternative use for night clubs or leisure were opposed and the building was bought by the Bethesda Heritage Trust in 2000 and Historic Chapels Trust in 2002. Over 900000 was spent in 2007 to make the building waterproof and restore the outer fabric. A further 1.5M is required to restore the interior.

The problem with buildings of this size is to find a use that will generate sufficient revenue to pay for their maintenance costs even if money can be found through grants for their restoration.
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SJ8847, 244 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Chapel (from Tags)
Chapel (Former) 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 882 473 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.4040N 2:10.6243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 882 473
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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