Nomansland Primitive Methodist chapel

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Nomansland Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1989

Nomansland Methodist chapel

Forest Road Nomansland SP5 2BP

By Christopher Hill

In 1816 a house and field belonging to Thomas Truckle was licensed for worship, but little more is known of Methodists here until 1846 when Primitive Methodist services were being held. A mud-walled (clay and chopped heather) chapel was built to the north of Chapel Lane (by 1856?) and this served until c.1880 when it was replaced by a brick building surrounded by iron railings.

In 1901 a new chapel was erected on the top of a low hill, next to the Lamb. The 1881 chapel became a schoolroom.  The notes with Keith Guyler's picture say that his picture is the 1881 chapel; however his picture is of the chapel near the Lamb.  Can anyone cast light on my confusion?

The society is still active.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 24/07/2015.