Brookhouse Primitive Methodist chapel

location of the former Brook House Primitive Methodist chapel

Presteign circuit: Beguildy LD7 1YU

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist Magazine for December 1851 includes an account by Joseph Hutchings of the opening of "the neat and well-situated" Brookhouse Primitive Methodist chapel. Located in the parish of Beguildy, it was opened on Friday, August 29th 1851.  

Opening sermons were preached by:

  • Rev Owen of Newtown who preached to an "overflowing and respectable" congregation.
  • Rev W Martin
  • Rev W Davies
  • Mr John Edwards

The land was given by Edward Jones Esq. and the deeds executed - free of charge - by Mr Williams, Attorney.

The chapel measured 26' x 16' and is 14 feet high.  It cost £66/14/10½.

The chapel is marked on Ordnance Survey maps of 1885-9 and 1903.  It is just north of what was then Brookhouse Farm, now Brook House, and sited in a meander of the River Teme where it must have been susceptible to flooding.  It was accessed only by a footpath.

I can find no evidence of it (or the footpath) on Google maps in August 2011.

Location: SO2052075420


Primitive Methodist Magazine December 1851 p 752


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 23/09/2016.