Brandon Primitive Methodist chapel

By Christopher Hill

Brandon Primitive Methodist chapel in the Suffolk circuit was opened on Sunday and Monday 30th November and December 1st 1828. Preachers were Brothers Oscroft & W Hardwick, who described the opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

He describes the chapel as "pleasantly situated and well attended" and was opened "after encountering difficulties on the way".  It measured 18'(w) x 30'(l) x 16'(h).

The returns from the 1851 Census of Religious Attendance shows a Brandon Primitive Methodist chapel in Town Street. At that time there were 5 members.

On the 1885 Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 map, a Primitive Methodist chapel is marked on George Street, approximately where the Fire Station was in Aug 2012. On 1976 there is a factory on that site.


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1829 page 178

 

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 05/09/2017.

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