Weston Colville Primitive Methodist chapel

“In the spring of 1845 preaching was introduced to the village of Weston Colville in Cambridgeshire.  Mr Ford, a member of the Independents at a neighbouring place, allowed the services to be conducted in his house.  A dwelling was then rented for the use of the congregation and the newly formed society, and many sinners were converted to the Lord. This however, becoming too small for the increasing congregation, a commodious Chapel was soon afterwards erected, and opened for divine worship in 1847.” W Maylard tells us about it in the Primitive Methodist magazine

The new chapel was 34′ x 26′ and accommodated 220.. Opening speakers included Revs J Davis (Linton), M Slater (Fordham) J Johnstone (Haverhill) N Haycroft MA (Walden  and R Tabbs. Generous donors included Miss Unwin, Mr & Mrs Slater, Messrs Nice Revel and Chapment who carted bricks, Mr Ford,  John Plumb and Sampson Woodland.

Where was the chapel?


Saffron Walden mission page, this site

Primitive Methodist magazine 1847 page 746

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  • The very last sentence of the article in that link says “The Chapel was sold in 2018 with planning permission to convert it into a 4 bedroom house”.
    As I have today received a copy of a birth certificate from Dec 1867 for a marriage at that church, it would be nice to think that there are some pictures of the inside somewhere; when I can next get to the archives of the Cambridge Collection, I will have a look

    By Lesley Lambourne (16/02/2021)
  • The chapel is not listed on Methodist Find a church 2020

    By Christopher Hill (23/09/2020)
  • May I suggest Chapel Lane, Weston Green. Grid ref TL 624522. Google Street View suggests that the chapel is still open. I am sure someone can confirm that, and perhaps supply a photo. In the meantime, there are photos on this link http://thereadingroom.org.uk/sample-page/history-exhibition-archive/20-the-chapel/

    By Philip Thornborow (19/09/2020)

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