Woobourn Primitive Methodist chapel

but where was it?

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account by William Grant of the opening of Woobourn Primitive Methodist chapel. Opening services were held on 30/07/1832 & 31/07/1832 and the preachers were Brothers Oscroft & Pentney on the Sunday and Rev J S (Independent minister) on the Monday.

The society procured land with two cottages and on it built a neat chapel with gallery at one end. The new chapel measured 18'(w)  30'(l) x 18'(h).

I'mnot entirely sure where Woobourn was.  There is a village spelled Wooburn in Buckinghamshire and Wooburn Green does have a Primitive Methodist chapel on the Ordnance Survey map of 1876. Alternatively, Woobourn in Surrey was the country house of of Philip Southcote. Was that it? Or is it Woburn by another spelling? 


 

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1833 page 254

 

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 28/08/2017.

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