Oakamoor Primitive Methodist chapel

location of former Oakamoor Primitive Methodist chapel as marked on 1900 OS map

Eaves Lane, Oakamoor ST10 3DG

By Christopher Hill

Oakamoor Primitive Methodist chapel in the Ramsor circuit was opened on 28th August 1859. John Thomas tells us about it in the Primitive Methodist magazine in December 1859. Speakers at the opening celebrations included S Ward (The Wood,Oswestry circuit), R Jukes (West Bromwich), W Meakin (Liverpool), John Thomas and A Bolton.

It surprised no-one when it rained on the opening day, but the occasion was well attended nonetheless.

On 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey maps from 1900 until 1970, a Primitive Methodist chapel (and later Methodist church) is shown on Eaves Lane. In Street View in 2009, it is in use as a house.  There is an inscribed date stone on the end wall of the building, although what it says is not clear online. However, I am a little confused as on the 1881 Ordnance Survey map, it is marked as a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.  What is the story here?


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine December 1859 page 740

 

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