Registration: 1829 list

In 1829 the House of Commons requested that all counties and dioceses supply “Returns of the Number of Places of Worship, not of the Church of England, in each parish, distinguishing as far as possible of what Sect or Persuasion and the total number of each Sect". Although all these returns were lost when the Houses of Parliament burnt down in 1834, copies had been kept locally, and are now in County Record Offices among the Quarter Sessions records. For some counties these returns have been indexed or transcribed and it is possible to gain a glimpse of the extent of Primitive Methodism in 1829.