Delf Chapel is a fantastic property situated in the tiny village of Topcroft about 30 minutes outside of Norwich, at present the owners are Roger and Sheralee Barker who have both restored and converted this property to a high spec.
They have continued to breath further life into this wonderful building after it was originally made into a private home in 1988. I had the pleasure of meeting Roger and Sheralee after I was contacted to repair their set of Robert Adams Silent (See Robert Adams blog post) floor springs.
Delf Chapel had its 2 foundation stones laid on the 16th June 1893 by Lady Mayoress of Norwich, Mrs Spelman and Miss Harriet Delf. It was built on land provided by land given by Mr. T. Scrulton and built in memory of Mr. Samuel Newton Delf. The construction was completed on the 29th of October and cost £545 having provision for 150 people to worship. The money for its construction was met by donations, receiving a large donation of £100 from philanthropist James Jeremiah Coleman, then owner of the famous Norwich company Colemans Mustard a close friend and somewhat of a business partner of Samuel Newton Delf, himself being a local philanthropist too.