Newton Longville Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:former Newton Longville Primitive Methodist chapel

former Newton Longville Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 2000

Photo:Postcard sent to Pte A Snook, RSPD ASC, at Prees Heath Camp, Whitchurch, Salop, 1918

Postcard sent to Pte A Snook, RSPD ASC, at Prees Heath Camp, Whitchurch, Salop, 1918

Steven Wild

location of former Newton Longville Primitive Methodist chapel

Westbrook End, Newton Longville MK17 0DF

By Christopher Hill

The village of Newton Longville is north west of Leighton Buzzard.  Newton Longville Primitive Methodist chapel shown in Keith Guyler's photograph dates from 1864 but the society existed in the village prior to that because in the 1851 religious census congregations of 96 in the afternoon and 120 in the evening were recorded at Newton Longville Primitive Methodist chapel.

The Primitive Methodist Magazine (1851: p 51-2) records that the village was missioned in the spring of 1848.  The first chapel was opened on September 25th 1850.  It was built of brick with a blue slate roof and measured 20' x 37', with 15' between floor and ceiling.

The chapel closed in the 1990s and at the time of the picture the building and the church hall were being converted into housing, to be called Church House and Church Court.  The chapel was becoming a four bedroom house.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 21/05/2015.
Comments about this page

The location would seem to be Westbrook End, Newton Longville, MK17 0DF. A 'walk' using Google Street View shows it to be a thoughtful conversion that retains the exterior nature of a chapel.

In 1881 one of my distant relatives, Thomas F. Holdom was listed as a Primitive Methodist local preacher.

By Angella Rodgers
On 20/11/2015

Thanks for identifying the precise location Angella.  I've added a  Google map to show it.

By Christopher Hill
On 22/11/2015

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