This first picture is an early one showing the mill opposite the brewery, which also appears to have the oast house right next door.
The second is not a great scan - sorry - I found the picture on the internet. It shows the Windmill and the former Methodist Chapel. It opened and was built in 1812 and closed in 1962. In a small booklet by Eunice Peirce, a school teacher born in the village, she writes:
"In front of the chapel there was a lawn. with flowering shrubs and the notice board. with a path at the side. The door opened into a vestibule. Stairs went up into the gallery on both sides of the chapel; the organ and choir pews were on the south end of the gallery and two long rows of pews running north to south were on the east and west sides. The pulpit on the north end was raised on a platform, railed in, with steps leading up from the floor. The vestry was a small room on the right of the pulpit."
The chapel was built on the site of a small meeting room in which John Wesley preached in about 1761.
My thanks to Carol Paine for the information about this chapel.
There is a modern picture of St Mark's Church, Staplecross in my church album.
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