Marton-cum-Grafton Primitive Methodist chapel

Location of the Primitive Methodist chapel shown on 1892/3 and 1909 Ordnance Survey maps

By Christopher Hill

Marton-cum-Grafton Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1820. Opening services took place on Sunday and Monday 8th and 9th October 1820. Preachers at the opening were William Clowes, Sister Woolhouse and Brother Farrar.

In his report in the Primitive Methodist magazine, William Clowes declared that "we had a blessed visit from heaven."

On the Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 maps of 1892/3 and 1909, a Primitive Methodist chapel is marked on the northern side of the junction of Church Lane and Lees Lane, to the west of the current Post Office.

On Google Street View in 2009 there is what looks like a chapel, complete with the date 1882, on the opposite side of the Post Office, close to the site marked on the maps.  Was this linked to the 1820 chapel?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1821 page 117


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 11/09/2017.