Harwell Primitive Methodist chapel

Return from Harwell Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
Provided by David Tonks

In the 1851 Primitive Methodist Magazine G Wallis records that “the populous village of Harwell” was missioned in 1834-5, but “for want of a suitable place to preach in, the cause dwindled away.”

It was remissioned and in June 1850 a second-hand chapel was purchased from the Wesleyans.  It measured 28′ x 18′, built of brick and slate and was fully equipped with pews and a gallery.  It was opened on 20th October 1850, by Mr Bell of Hungerford New Town.

On the Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 map of 1899 there is only a Wesleyan chapel shown in the village.


Primitive Methodist Magazine January 1851 p.52


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