Lostwithiel Primitive Methodist chapel
Cott Road LOSTWITHIEL PL22 0ET
There is a reference to a Primitive Methodist chapel in Lostwithiel in Pigot’s 1830 Trade Directory.
The Primitive Methodist magazine of December 1857 includes an account by E Powell of the laying of the foundation stone of Lostwithiel Primitive Methodist chapel. The chapel was located in Cott Road, Bridgend.
The ceremony took place on the afternoon of Monday October 5th 1857. The stone was laid by Mr James Perkins, a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Association and Rev J Harris led the prayers. There were celebration sermons and a public tea meeting for over 220 people and children. Preachers were Rev Harris, and Messrs Rundell, Powell and Honor.
In the 1859 magazine, I White describes the completion and opening of the new chapel. Services of celebration took place on 20/02/1859 & 20/03/1859. Preachers were CG Honor, LK White, Mr Hicks, T Lane, J Harris (Baptist) and I White. At the first service ”three souls found peace with God and the sum of £10-5s was collected”. In addition tea for 100 was provided.
The total cost of the chapel was £200 of which £60 had been raised by the opening.
The chapel is marked on Ordnance Survey maps in 1907. By 1972 it has disappeared. On Google Street View in 2011 it looks like the same building has been converted for residential use. Am I correct?
Primitive Methodist magazine December 1857 page 750
Primitive Methodist magazine June 1859 page 368-369