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Mount Zion Chapel

 

Mount Zion Congregational Chapel, the facade of which is maintained as a Grade II listed building. Built in 1834, possibly to a design by William Flockton - Sheffield's most notable architect of the time. The Chapel closed in 1922 and the Chapel was sold to Sheffield Royal Hospital, which virtually surrounded it. It served as the hospital's Out Patients' Department. The hospital was demolished in 1981. Behind, you can see that the main part of the chapel was demolished and an office building was constructed.  

Mount Zion Chapel

 

Mount Zion Congregational Chapel, the facade of which is maintained as a Grade II listed building. Built in 1834, possibly to a design by William Flockton - Sheffield's most notable architect of the time. The Chapel closed in 1922 and the Chapel was sold to Sheffield Royal Hospital, which virtually surrounded it. It served as the hospital's Out Patients' Department. The hospital was demolished in 1981. Behind, you can see that the main part of the chapel was demolished and an office building was constructed.  

comments (13)

it is a great facade Tom... it's a shame how they keep the facade and build buildings around them....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Well, I guess when the original purpose no longer applies, it's best to keep something.
C'est très joli avec les colonnes.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
Well I'm glad they kept this part at least...
I wonder how many Mount Zion's there are in the world?
Tom Wilson: Yes, at least something is preserved! As to how many - hundreds I would imagine!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 May 2019, 04:25
Nice to know it's listed Tom, it looks like there's quite a lot of space inside
Tom Wilson: Yes, it was obviously quite a large building. I haven't been able to find a picture of the interior.
From generation to generation, some things never stay the same!
Tom Wilson: Indeed - today's Guardian has an article on the loss of heritage buildings, mainly churches, in Italy.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 May 2019, 07:11
I am glad that they listed the facade for it is beautiful. Our apartment building has a listed facade, it used to be a hospital.
http://rijksmonumenten.nl/monument/16601/de-lindenborg-voormalige-ziekengastenhuis/gorinchem/
There are 11 pictures showing how the rebuilt the hospital into apartments.
Tom Wilson: That's a very handsome facade, and I imagine the apartments are pretty roomy!
Its a fine building Tom,I feel like I have seen many more like it.
Tom Wilson: Typical late Victorian - lots of it around smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 May 2019, 12:49
Gone, but not completely. Great conversion.
Tom Wilson: Yes, a pity that the rest of the building could not be saved, but I guess it would have cost more to convert than to rebuild!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2019, 15:38
Another impressive building.
Tom Wilson: Yes, a very handsome old chapel.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2019, 15:46
In any case, they maintained the impressive facade. What kind of congregation/denomination used this Chapel?
Tom Wilson: Yes, we have to be thankful for that! From Wikipedia: "Congregational churches... are  Protestant churches in the Reformed tradition practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each  congregation  independently and autonomously runs its own affairs". There's a full article on the topic.
Very much a design of its purpose and time, good that at least this part is still standing.
Tom Wilson: Yes, quite a fine bit of late Victoriana.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 May 2019, 18:11
Whatever happened to the Congregationalists, I think they might have merged into the United Reformed Church.
Tom Wilson: Apparently some of them merged, others remain - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregational_church#United_Kingdom
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2019, 20:51
This church could have been a Baptist or Methodist Church.

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