Melbury Cann Common Primitive Methodist chapel
Cann Common Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0DF
Keith Guyler’s notes which accompany this photograph simply say “Melbury, Cann Common (Shaftesbury section), (SE of Shaftesbury)” and that really is all I know. After cruising around the area on Google Street VIew I cannot find the buildings. I’m not even sure where to look – Melbury Abbas? East Melbury? Cann common?
I cannot find a chapel marked on the 1945 1″ Ordnance Survey maps of the area.
However, there are references to Primitive Methodist activity in the area:
- Kelly’s Directory of 1895 says that there are two Primitive Methodist chapels in Cann Parish.
- National Archives say that Melbury Abbas Primitive Methodist chapel was closed in 1953.
Can anyone cast light on this?