Enmore Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Breach Lane SHAFTESBURY SP7 8LE

Enmore Green Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1989
Enmore Green: return from the Primitive Methodist chapel to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship. Return no: 268 1 1 5
transcribed by David Tonks 2021
Enmore Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Enmore Green is north west of Shaftesbury. The Enmore Green Primitive Methodist chapel shown in Keith Guyler’s picture was opened in 1868.

There was an earlier chapel in the village, opened in 1827.  George Waite, the minister, of Castle Street, Mere, submitted a return from the Primitive Methodist chapel to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship.  It shows a society with three services on a Sunday and a thriving Sunday school which met on Sunday mornings and afternoons.

It served until the 1980s after which it was converted for residential use.  It became Yew Tree House. On Google Street View in May 2011 it is the Chapel Bed and Breakfast.

Comments about this page

  • I’ve done a little map research about the Shaftesbury chapel and created a new page with the information here David. If you find out more, it would be good to share it through that page.

    By Christopher Hill (29/04/2021)
  • I am trying to find out what I can about the Primitive Methodist Chapel in St James, Shaftesbury, built 1895, but I don’t think still standing.

    By David Burnett (28/04/2021)
  • I have discovered a lot more about Enmore Green and shall be putting it in a long section in my forthcoming book on “Primitive Methodism 1919-2019”, to be published, probably in July 2019, by Tentmaker Publications, Stoke-on-Trent.

    By David Young (02/04/2019)
  • I believe there was a secession in about 1890 from the chapel, when people left who felt the society was too lax on alcohol and tobacco. They joined with four similar groups, including a secession from the Wesleyans of Winterslow, and formed a group of churches or mission halls under the name Gospel Lifeboat Mission. The Winterslow secession is still functioning. Does anyone know anything about the others, especially Enmore Green?

    By David Young (10/03/2017)

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