Unitarian Chapel
(King Edward Street Chapel, Macclesfield) - 1955

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 44  not listed recorded without number
 

Brocklehurst-Whiston (BWA) silk picture with people walking past the Unitarian Chapel in King Edward Street, Macclesfield
The image of this silk was very kindly donated by Mary Brittan, UK.

Words:
Woven at bottom of silk:-    
King Edward St
Chapel 1690
 
 
 

Woven in Silk 1955
 
BROCKLEHURST-WHISTON
 
Macclesfield
 
 
 

Printed at bottom of card mount:-

 
King Edward Street Chapel, 1690
  

CHESHIRE
 

ENGLAND
 

Legend printed on inside cover of card mount:-
The oldest Dissenting Chapel in the town. It was built in 1690 immediately after the passing of the Toleration Act which granted freedom of worship to Nonconformists. It was known for a long time as 'Brocklehursts' Chapel', the Brocklehurst family being Unitarians and liberal patrons of this ancient place of worship. Many years ago it had a grass lawn in front and was open to both King Edward Street and the Market Place.

Size:
Card mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
7.8cm high by 13.5cm wide

 
Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:       Mr Cyril Holland
Design Draft:Mr James Norris
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weaver:Mrs Hilda Mathers
Design No:Z.10976
Comments:

by Lewis Cowen:
The Brocklehurst family had for many years been supporters of, and worshippers at the Unitarian Chapel in King Edward Street, and KING EDWARD STREET CHAPEL was selected as the subject for New Year 1955.

Other comments: 

 


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