Compton Primitive Methodist Chapel, Berkshire

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Compton Primitive Methodist Chapel, Berkshire' page
Photo:1869 Compton Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 1989

1869 Compton Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 1989

Keith Guyler 1989

another early chapel

By David Young

There was a Primitive Methodist chapel in Compton in 1836, which is very early, for the Berkshire mission was only formally inaugurated in 1829. On the Sunday of the 1851 religious census, the chapel reported a Sunday school of 50 in the morning, a congregation of 120 in the afternoon, and 120 again in the evening. The census return was signed by John Greenaway, a farm labourer.


In 1869 the chapel was rebuilt, and is now the building you see in the two photographs (one from the front, one from behind).

This page was added by David Young on 27/07/2012.

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