Stoner's Green (Stone's Green) Primitive Methodist chapel

Stone's Green Road CO12 5BT

Former Stones Green Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist Magazine of February 1851 contains a short description by R. Eaglen of the opening of Stoner’s Green Primitive Methodist chapel.  A plot of land was rented for £2/10/0 a year  and the chapel built.

The chapel was opened on Sunday 24th November 1850 and “although it rained heavily all the day, the chapel was crowded and the collections were liberal.”

The new chapel was 25′ x 18′, built of red brick and well lighted.

An initial difficulty when I first found the report was that I couldn’t find where Stoner’s Green was -or is.  All I knew was that it was in the Ipswich circuit.  Thanks to contributors to the comments for unscrambling the mystery.


Primitive Methodist Magazine February 1851 pp.114-115


Comments about this page

  • Does anyone have any images of the old Chapel, where Chapel Cottage now stands?

    By Dave Fox (18/08/2020)
  • Though for many years a struggling cause, this chapel on the Harwich and Manningtree Circuit (as was) was led for many years by two female local preachers, Miss Rogers and Mrs Lord (accredited c1947/48). As a young local preacher, when I preached at the chapel and went to the ladies’ house for lunch, we would sing a whole hymn as Grace!
    The organist I knew was a lady called Mrs Tricker

    By Brian Clow (25/04/2020)
  • Thanks for the final clarification Janet. I’ve amended the page entry and title and added a map to show the location.

    By Christopher Hill (10/10/2018)
  • The mission church was not the Primitive Methodist chapel in Stone’s Green. The mission was further east along Stone’s Green road where there are now two new bungalows. I have found on old maps that the PM chapel was where Chapel Cottage is now, at CO12 5BT
    It shows on old maps as a PM church, later simply Methodist, at least until the 1979 map. Perhaps Chapel Cottage is the original red brick building as to me it doesn’t look as if it was built after 1979. Maps show that the chapel could have been on a slightly different alignment, but the difference is so slight as to be open to debate.

    By Janet Gimber (10/10/2018)
  • A society at Stones Green is mentioned in the article published in 1919 about the Harwich Circuit. At that time the society was meeting in a rented room. 

    Looking at the Ipswich Circuit Plan for 1851, Stoner’s Green is shown in the section of the plan that covers the Harwich area (with Bradfield, Harwich, Dovercourt and Horseley Green) places which are all near Stones Green, nr Great Oakley, Essex.

    It seems likely that Martin in correct, and over the years between 1851 and 1919 the names Stoners Green has reduced to Stones Green.

    By Geoff Dickinson (30/01/2017)
  • The thing to remember about the early Prims is that they were simple folk with poor literacy. So I suggest you look for places that sound like Stoner’s Green, but spelt differently. There is a place called Stones Green in Essex postcode CO12. But whether this is the answer to your problem – I don’t know!

    By Martin Woodhall (28/01/2017)
  • See planning application for land of former mission church at Stones Green

    By Martin Woodhall (28/01/2017)

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