Amcotts Primitive Methodist Chapel Opening, 1858

Epworth Circuit

By Lauren Haines

Amcotts, Epworth Circuit,

Chapel Openings, 1858

Amcotts, in Epworth, Lincolnshire, is on the west of the river Trent and since 1828, Primitive Methodists worshipped in a small house; this was believed to be holding back religious society and its progression. Expansion was a long sought-after goal which was reached in the spring of 1857 due to Mr Glew of Keadby’s efforts with Major Amcotts. The Major gave land and building plans freely and the initial foundation stone was laid in March 1858. The opening service occurred on Sunday June 6th, 1858, with the Wesleyans, Messrs, Foster and Bush taking part as well as Mr T. Daw, the local preacher. From a small house, the Primitive Methodists of Amcotts gained a 30 feet long, 24 feet wide, gothic style chapel that the villagers were so pleased with.

It has since been demolished after its closure in the 1930's.

R. Cheeseman

The Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1858, p. 558

Grid Reference; 852142


This page was added by Lauren Haines on 27/11/2013.
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Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln contains the following records:

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Pasture Lane, Amcotts, built 1858, closed 1932.

Ref. Meth/C/Amcotts/C: Trust & Committees.

Ref. Meth/C/Amcotts/C/3: Correspondence & Papers.

The chapel was within the following circuits.

Epworth Primitive Methodist Circuit 1858-1877.

Crowle PM Circuit 1878-1932.

Kind regards,

Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella).

By Raymond E.O.Ella
On 29/11/2017

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