Homington Primitive Methodist chapel

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Homington Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1991

location of Homington Primitive Methodist chapel

Homington Road Homington SALISBURY SP5 4NQ

By Christopher Hill

Homington Primitive Methodist chapel was in Coombe Bissett, south of Salisbury.

Homington Primitive Methodist Chapel was first built in  in 1841. It was rebuilt in 1877 but closed in 1967. At the time of Keith Guyler's photograph in 1991 it was no longer in use. and has since been converted to a house.

The Bath Chronicle of April 1846 carried a coroners report of a death in the chapel: 

"On Monday evening week, an awful instance of sudden death occurred at the village of Homington, near Salisbury. The deceased, Thomas Chaunt, a farm labourer, was present at the service at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in that place, on that evening, when, just after the text was delivered, he was seized with a fit, and immediately expired. The deceased has left a wife and six children to deplore his loss. An inquest was held on the following day, and the jury returned a verdict, “Died by the Visitation of God.” 


Reference:

Wiltshire online parish clerk website accessed August 7th 2014

 

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