Rowhedge Primitive Methodist chapel

Regent Street Rowhedge COLCHESTER CO5 7EA

Rowhedge Primitive Methodist chapel | Keith Guyler 1988
Rowhedge Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1988
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A Primitive Methodist mission was sent to Rowhedge in 1910 and Rowhedge Primitive Methodist chapel, designed by S. Wilson Webb, opened in 1913.

Although at the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in 1988 and later in 1994 it was still open for worship, it has since been converted to  a house.

The words over the central arch say, in capitals, Primitive Methodist Church: the organisation had moved on from being a chapel.

Location: TM 0305 2168

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  • The church was formed, in 1910, by a group led by a Mr Watsham (village shopkeeper). He and his family were the nucleus of the church. Unusually this was an entirely C20th church, having the shortest lifespan of Colchester chapels.
    There has been, over the years, confusion between this chapel and the Mariner’s Chapel. Some sources describe the latter as ‘Wesleyan’ although it never appeared on a Circuit Plan and was never officially linked.

    By Brian Clow (25/04/2020)
  • A nearby room was hired at £5 4s 0d per annum prior to the land being purchased for £24.
    The chapel was sold in 1998

    By MARTIN BROOM (14/01/2020)

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