Lostwithiel Primitive Methodist chapel

location of Lostwithiel Primitive Methodist chapel


By Christopher Hill

There is a reference to a Primitive Methodist chapel in Lostwithiel in Pigot's 1830 Trade Directory.

The Primitive Methodist magazine of December 1857 includes an account by E Powell of the laying of the foundation stone of Lostwithiel Primitive Methodist chapel.  The chapel was located in Cott Road, Bridgend.

The ceremony took place on the afternoon of Monday October 5th 1857. The stone was laid by Mr James Perkins, a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Association and Rev J Harris led the prayers.  There were celebration sermons and a public tea meeting for over 220 people and children. Preachers were Rev Harris, and Messrs Rundell, Powell and Honor.

In the 1859 magazine, I White describes the completion and opening of the new chapel. Services of celebration took place on 20/02/1859 & 20/03/1859. Preachers were  CG Honor, LK White, Mr Hicks, T Lane, J Harris (Baptist) and I White. At the first service "three souls found peace with God and the sum of £10-5s was collected". In addition tea for 100 was provided.

The total cost of the chapel was £200 of which £60 had been raised by the opening.

The chapel is marked on Ordnance Survey maps in 1907.  By 1972 it has disappeared.  On Google Street View in 2011 it looks like the same building has been converted for residential use.  Am I correct?


Primitive Methodist magazine December 1857 page 750

Primitive Methodist magazine June 1859 page 368-369


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 17/01/2017.
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I can confirm Christopher's assertion that the former Chapel at 3 Cott Road is now a house. Attached to the side of this house is a difficult to read plaque stating PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL and a date that looks like 1858.

There are three photos of the plaque and building  in this flickr album.  If you look at the Google Street view photo you can see the location of the plaque in relation to the whole building.

If you want to look at  the building from different angles here is the link to Google Street view.

This reference states that the chapel closed in 1933

"....In the meantime a Primitive Methodist Chapel was opened on Cott Road in 1858 and was closed in 1933 after the Methodists were reunited in 1932"

By Keith Southgate
On 09/08/2017

Thanks for the confirmation Keith.  Nice to get it right for a change! I've just added details of the actual opening which took place early in 1859

By Christopher Hill
On 20/10/2017