Whittington Primitive Methodist chapel

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Whittington Primitive Methodist chapel

ED Solomon writes in the 1866 Primitive Methodist magazine about the laying of a foundation stone for Whittington Primitive Methodist chapel. The chapel was 16 years old at that point, but was not big enough, especially for the growing Sunday school of 150 children.  Hence they decided to pull it down and build a bigger one.

The stone was laid with a silver trowell by A Lupton on Monday October 16th 1865, following a procession through the village. Revs J Brownson and J Haigh took part.

On the 1876 Ordnance Survey map a Primitive Methodist chapel is marked on Church Street, just north of and opposite the school. The building is still there in 1964, although not labelled as a chapel. There is modern housing on the site in 2009

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1866 page 116

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