Great Ponton Primitive Methodist chapel

location of former Great Ponton Primitive Methodist chapel

Mill Lane, Great Ponton NG33 5DT

By Christopher Hill

The foundation stone for Great Ponton Primitive Methodist chapel near Grantham was laid by Thomas Herbert of Nottingham on Thursday June 10th at 4:00 p.m. The preacher was Rev W Carthy who described the event in the Primitive Methodist Magazine.

The ceremony was followed by tea for 100 people in a large barn lent by Mr Lord  "well cleaned and decorated with evergreens, flowers etc." Speakers included W Neale of Grantham, J Hall of Nottingham, F Betts of Ponton, JG Smith of Grantham and W Carthy of Bottesford. 

The chapel site was on Mill Lane, opposite the village school. There are now houses on the site.

Thanks were due to Earl of Dysart for the land and C Manners, his agent.

The chapel was built and closed around 1940.


Reference

Primitive Methodist Magazine October 1858 p.623-624

 

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