Stroud Green Primitive Methodist chapel
Greenham Road, Stroud Green, NEWBURY RG14 7HX
Stroud Green Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1874 and was deconsecrated and converted into a distinctive private house in 1989. The society amalgamated with Northbrook St Wesleyans.
Is Stroud Green the same place as Stroud Common? The Primitive Methodist Magazine for October 1853 pp.617-618 contains an account by George Waite of the opening of Stroud Common Primitive Methodist chapel in the Buriton mission of Newbury circuit.
It was first missioned ten or twelve years previously “amidst raging persecution” and a piece of copyhold land was obtained by Mr Waite and William Heath from John Berry. The new chapel was 18′ x 22′ and 11′ high to the ceiling, built of flint with stuccoed walls both inside and out.
It was opened on 24th July 1853 with a tea meeting in Mr Vick’s barn. Sermons were preached by John Knight, W Isaac (Independent), WH Whittington and Messrs Outridge, Vick, Rust and Waite. The total cost was £86, of which £20 was raised in opening collections, £50 borrowed on a note of hand, leaving £16 to be raised.
I am unable to find any references to Stroud Common in the Newbury District and a common and a green are similar but different … …
Reference (Stroud Common)
Primitive Methodist Magazine October 1853 pp.617-618