Allington Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:Allington Primitive Methodist chapel

Allington Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1989

location of former Allington Primitive Methodist chapel

Newton Toney Road Allington SALISBURY SP4 0DA

By Christopher Hill

The Wiltshire Community History website says that in 1833 a house in Allington was certified for use by the Primitive Methodists.  Allington Primitive Methodist chapel was opened ten years later in 1843 as shown on the stone on the chapel.

The building was rendered with cob walls and patent tile roof and was actually converted from an 18th century cottage. It had a large window in the front wall and a gallery at the north end with a balustrade front. Inside there is a monument to John Young, dated 1818 and his widow, Mary. In 1851 the chapel’s congregations were larger than the church and the 1851 census survey shows 41 attending the chapel in the morning and 46 in the afternoon. By 1864 half of the inhabitants of Allington were Primitive Methodists but they would also attend the church services.

At the time of Keith Guyler's photograph in 1989 and on Google Street View in 2009 the chapel is still in use.  However, in 2014 it was for sale as a two bedroomed house.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 04/08/2015.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.