Shefford Wantage Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Wantage Road Great Shefford HUNGERFORD RG17 7DA

Shefford Wantage Road Primitive Methodist chapel | Keith Guyler 1990
Shefford Wantage Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1990
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The first Primitive Methodist chapel in Shefford was known as Russell Ride Memorial and was opened around 1830.  It was named after two leaders of the Berkshire mission – John Ride and Thomas Russell.

It was replaced in 1905 by the chapel in Wantage Road.  This served until around 1980 and at the time of Keith Guyler’s picture was used as a garage. Although its location is clearly marked on the 1947 Ordnance Survey map and the garage is still there, the building has disappeared.  Can anyone confirm what happened?

The chapels were in West Shefford which is also known as Great Shefford – because, surprisingly, it is bigger than East or Little Shefford.


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  • Thanks for the update Sid.

    By Christopher Hill (14/07/2019)
  • The building was being used as an extension to the repair garage for many years, until a planning application was submitted to demolish it to extend the main garage. The local Methodists were consulted and it was agreed that it should be destroyed rather than it be used for something other than worship. So it went!

    By Sid Liddiard (14/07/2019)

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