Chacewater Salem Primitive Methodist Chapel

From Wheal Busy drop down to Salem, joining the main Chacewater road, turning left towards Chacewater. As you come down the hill, you can see a sign for Salem Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Turn up this track, follow it round to the right and Salem Chapel was on the left.

The building’s original occupiers are difficult to determine but the weight of evidence suggests that it may well have been a Baptist chapel before being taken over by a Methodist denomination – or two.
History of the Hornblower family and evidence for this being an earlier Baptist Chapel can be found on the Mapping Methodism Site (referenced below).
The chapel is marked as a Primitive Methodist Chapel on 1880 maps, later becoming a United Methodist Free Church.
It closed in the early 1900s.
Local history suggests it became a farm building before re roofing in the 1980s and conversion to the house which is a family home and B and B.

http://cornishstory.com/2021/05/03/mapping-methodism-chacewater-salem-primitive-methodist-united-methodist-free-church/

https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/173831/45233/12/101040

https://www.bbsalem.co.uk

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