Bourton on the water Primitive Methodist chapel

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Bourton on the water Primitive Methodist chapel

Bourton on the water Primitive Methodist chapel, Witney circuit.

The population of around 1,300 people were first missioned around 1865 and the established a cottage base. In 1867 a site for a chapel was bought for £20; the foundation stones were laid on Good Friday 1868 and the chapel opened on June 28th 1868. The chapel was built of stone(from the Pudlecott estate). The total cost was £250 of which they had raised around £100.

Preachers at the opening were J Wilson (Leighton Buzzard), Rev Philip Pugh Significant donors included J Taplin, Mrs Alford, J Wilson, Mr King and Mr Abrahams.

E.Alford tells us about the opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

The chapel is still there on the 1902 Ordnance Survey map but not marked on the 1922 map.  On StreetView in 2008 and 2018 on the site (or very near it) is a Christadelphian Meeting Room which looks just like a Primitive Methodist chapel, down to the freestone quoins.  It carries a date stone for 1906. Is that when the Prims moved out?

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1868 pages 553-554

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