Dunsborne Abbotts (Duntisbourne Abbots) Primitive Methodist chapel

location of former Duntisbourne Abbots Primitive Methodist chapel

By Christopher Hill

In the 1860 Primitive Methodist magazine, Rev JS Brown tells us about the laying of the foundation stone of a new chapel in the village.

"ClRENCESTER CIRCUIT.   We laid the foundation-stone of a Primitive Methodist Jubilee Chapel at Dunsborne Abbotts, on Wednesday, August the 8th, 1860. At half-past three in the afternoon, the service was commenced by the Rev. J. S. Brown ; the stone was laid in the name of the Holy Trinity, by Mrs. Day, of Ampney, after which an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. G. Warner, of Sturminster Newton. Subsequently about 200 persons sat down to tea. The collections, &c, amounted to £13, and several souls professed to be converted in the prayer-meeting at the close. I may add that the Lord has been graciously pouring out His Spirit at this place for the last twelve months. At different times, while preaching here, both men and women have been made happy in the Lord, and continue to adorn their Christian profession."

On Ordnance Survey maps of Duntisbourne Abbots, the Primitive Methodist chapel is shown in the southwest corner of the village on the 1885 map. By 1902 and on 1922  it is marked as a "Meeting house". On later maps it is not labelled, but on Street View in 2009 it is shown in good condition, and in use as a private garage.


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine November 1860 page 692

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 11/02/2018.