Dean Primitive Methodist chapel

Dean, Woodcutts, Salisbury, SP5 5RT

The former Primitive Methodist Chapel at Dean
Mark Churchill April 2023.
The former Dean Primitive Methodist chapel as a cottage mid 1960s i
Lynn Hellewell
The former Dean Primitive Methodist chapel as a cottage mid 1960s
Lynn Hellewell

This Dorset chapel was already a house when the current owner bought it in 1988. It is named Pax Holt which the owner translated as House of Peace – appropriate, he said,  for a former chapel.

In the accompanying photo the chapel extended from the rear to the down-pipe and I was told it is of cobb. In the 1940 buildings list it is in the Salisbury, Dews Road, Circuit and it seated 88 people on forms.

I have found no record of the date of building or closure. Today the hamlet consists of a few houses and a farm.

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  • I’ve added pictures provided by Lynn Hellewell of the former chapel as it was when her grandparents, George and Violet Waters, bought it in the mid 60’s.

    Thanks Lynn.

    By Christopher Hill (16/05/2023)
  • Interesting Lynn. I’m sure the project would like to see old photos especially if they give a better idea of what it looked like before modernisation. Probably best to get in touch via

    By Mark Churchill (13/05/2023)
  • My Grandparents bought this property in the 60’s as a weekend retreat before moving in permanently. They lived their for over 29 years before moving into 6d Handley. As a child we had family holidays with Gran and Grandad several times a year.
    I have photos of what it looked like when they first bought it if you are interested.

    By Lynn Hellewell (13/05/2023)

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