Althorne Primitive Methodist Chapel

Chelmsford Circuit (Essex)

Keith Guyler, 1994

Opened in 1856 and ceased use by the Primitive Methodists between 1966 – 1971.  The building sat 70 members using chairs. This was a small chapel with no school hall or no other rooms. Unfortunately, the chapel received bomb damage during World War 2 but the community helped to restore it. During 1966 to 1971, the chapel experienced dwindling congregational numbers and this led to its eventual closure. By 1994 the chapel was no longer in use as a religious building but was renovated into a house.

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  • Essex Record Office :
    ref. D/NM 5/6/25, Maldon Primitive Methodist Circuit, baptisms, 1861-1877, to include Althorne, also /26, baptisms c.1877 onwards, Althorne, /27, baptisms 1866-1906, Althorne.

    ref. D/NM5/10/1, papers relating to sale of Althorne [former Primitive], 1970. Certificate of worship 27th May 1867.

    By Raymond E. O. Ælla (19/11/2021)
  • Found this page after googling, my grandfather was the one that renovated this into a house. I was born in 1978 and my grandparents were living in the chapel at that time so it was definitely converted before 1994. I have many fond memories of this place.

    By Blee (26/02/2014)

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