Crockleford Heath Primitive Methodist chapel

location of Crockleford Heath Primitive Methodist chapel

Chapel Lane, Crockleford Heath, Colchester CO7 7BJ

By Christopher Hill

Crockleford Heath is a hamlet in the village of Ardleigh. Crockleford Heath Primitive Methodist chapel was opened there on June 26th 1859. Preachers at the opening were Mr J Kemish and Robert (Church*), who described the opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

A tea meeting for 120 was held as part of the celebrations.

The new chapel cost £115 of which £55 had been raised by the time of the opening. Mr Ringe sold the society the land for the chapel on reasonable terms. Amongst the principal donors was Mr Fitch. 

The chapel is in a remote location on Chapel Lane, but was still marked on Ordnance Survey maps as Crockleford Methodist church in 1961. On Street View in May 2009, it has been converted into a detached house, but still retains its chapel features.


* the unclear surname is because the original was obscured by my thumb in the image of the page!

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine September 1859 page 560

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 25/10/2017.

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