Sign on
plaque
Date Made/Found: 1813
Material and Medium: brass
Dimensions: Overall: 131 × 203mm (5 3/16 × 8in.)
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1981.933
This plaque commemorates the laying of the foundations of a purpose-built Baptist Chapel on Townhead Street in 1813. The Baptist congregation in Sheffield had previously hired a small building on Coal Pit Lane (now Cambridge Street) to hold their services. Townhead Street marked the edge of the Crofts area, which was demolished in 1898 under the Corporation’s slum clearance scheme. The congregation was much reduced, so in 1912 permission was granted for the church to disband.
Display Location: In Store
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