Ashbourne Primitive Methodist Chapels, Derbyshire

Photo:Chapel in Birch's Woodyard: 1820

Chapel in Birch's Woodyard: 1820

Archive photograph

Photo:'Beulah' Ongregation at front of chapel

'Beulah' Ongregation at front of chapel

Archive photograph

By David Leese

There have been three Primitive Methodist chapels in Ashbourne:

1 Birch's Woodyard, Compton, built 1819/20.

2 Dove House Green 1862 

3 'Beulah' Station Road' 1894, opening service Good Friday April 12 1895 to final service September 5th 1965.

Trustee records for 'Beulah' 1894-1965 are held by Derbyshire Archives.

N.B. As well as the Wesleyan presence there was a Countess of Huntingdon's 'Sion'  Connexion chapel from 1801 which became an Independent chapel.

This page was added by David Leese on 19/02/2017.
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The 1833 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 222) contains an account by J Horsman of the opening of Ashbourn (sic) Primitive Methodist chapel in 1832 although no date for the actual opening is given. The preacher at the opening was William Clowes.  

The note says that a plot of land acquired after 12 years and a neat little chapel, well finished was built.  It measured 21' (w) x 27'(l).


By Christopher Hill
On 30/08/2017

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