Oxton Primitive Methodist chapel

location of former Oxton Primitive Methodist chapel

Main Street NG25 0SE

By Christopher Hill

Oxton Primitive Methodist chapel in the Nottingham second circuit was opened Sunday September 18th 1853.  The services in the village began thirty years previously in a cattle shed in a field near the Bridge Inn—a field owned by Mr. Burgess Thurman of Church Farm, who later gave the land on which the chapel was built. 

From 1850 the society had grown considerably. They decided to take down and rebuild on additional land next to the chapel. Opening sermons were preached by Rev R Parks of Nottingham, JB Thurman Wesleyan), Rev Morton (Hinkley) and Rev J Langford (Ilkeston). 120 people sat to down to tea on a very wet Monday 17th, followed by addresses by Messrs Langford, Cole, Hallam, Bird, Taylor, Cape and Miss Quarton.

There is fascinating local detail on the My Oxton website.

The chapel is on th eOrdnance survey maps up until the 1920s but has disappeared by the 1950s.


Reference

H Cole, Primitive Methodist magazine December 1853 pp.750-751

My Oxton website accessed February 28th 2017 https://myoxton.org/about-oxton/oxton-history/i-lived-in-a-village/chapter-4/

 

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