Shavington Primitive Methodist chapel

Rope Lane Shavington CW2 5DT

Shavington: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

Shavington Primitive Methodist chapel dates from 1830 and its opening is described by J Hallam in the Primitive Methodist magazine for 1832.

The building of a chapel was proposed in July 1830 and on 4th October the ground was marked out. No date for the actual opening is given, but we are told that the preachers at the opening services were  Hugh Bourne, James Bourne and Thomas Bateman on the Sunday, and on the Monday Elizabeth Allen.

The new chapel measured 21′(w) 20′(l) 12′ 7″ (h).

This was the chapel reported in the Return from Shavington Primitive Methodist society in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship

A later chapel was built in 1869 in Rope Lane. It closed in 1967 and Google Street View in 2009 shows a house on the site.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1832 page 224


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