Littleworth Primitive Methodist chapel

Cannock Chase

By Christopher Hill

Littleworth is a thinly populated area on the western edge of Connock Chase. The Primitive Methodist magazine for December 1852 contains an account by W Rooke of the opening of Littleworth Primitive Methodist chapel in the Lichfield circuit.

"In January, 1852, through the kind and generous interference of Thomas Crockitt, Esq., of Cannock, a site of 336 yards was granted us by the right honourable Earl of Uxbridge and Marquis of Anglesea, on a lease for nine hundred and ninety nine years, for the nominal rent of one shilling per year. On this site we have built a beautiful little chapel 24 feet by 18, and 12 feet high."

The opening services ended on Tuesday October 19th 1852. The services were conducted by brother Shepherd, late of Boston, the Rev. D. Griffiths, Independent, of Cannock, and Mr Rooke.

The total cost of the chapel was around £94, towards which they had raised, by various means, £40/8/11. “Our congregation has already increased. We have opened a Sunday-school and collected a goodly number of children, which is in accordance with the wishes of his lordship by whom the site of land was granted.” 


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine December 1852 pp.745-746

 

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