Chapels registered before 1867

Location of Primitive Methodist chapels in Somerset 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. Note the lack of chapels in the West of the County. The base map is provided under this licence

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.

ChapelNotesRegistration District
AshcottA building the property of John Porter1Bridgwater
Ashcott, GlastonburyChapelBridgwater
Bath, Westgate Buildings2Bath
Bedminster Down, Zion3Bedminster
Blatch Bridge4Frome
BucklandA cottage occupied by Cornelious Nash5Frome
Bull’s GreenPreaching house6Frome
CamertonA cottage occupied by Chs. Howe7Clutton
ChelwoodA cottage occupied by Jas. Filer10Clutton
Chilton PoldenA building known by the name “Benjamin Wilkins’ Dwelling House”11Bridgwater
Clandoure [Clandown]A cottage occupied by Chr. Sheppard12Clutton
CluttonA cottage occupied by Jas. Attwood13Clutton
Downhead15Shepton Mallet
Dunkerton, New Buildings16Bath
Dunkerton, New BuildingsBath
FarmbroughA cottage occupied by Thos. Lewis17Clutton
Farrington GurneyA cottage occupied by John Dubdin18Clutton
Frome, Chapel Street19Frome
Green ParlourCottage occupied by John Elford21Frome
HemingtonA cottage occupied by Job Harwood22Frome
High Odcombe23Yeovil
MellsA cottage occupied by William Grant27Frome
Midsomer NortonA cottage occupied by Jas. Jones28Clutton
Paulton, Newtown30Clutton
PuritonA building in the occupation of William Day32Bridgwater
Sandford Orcas34Sherborne
Shepton Mallet, Leg StreetPreaching house35Shepton Mallet
Wellow, Single HillChapel and School room40Bath
Wellow, Single HillBath
WestfieldA cottage occupied by Geo. Hobbs42Clutton
Westhony Meare[Westhay ?]43Wells
WoolavingtonA building in the occupation of William Young44Bridgwater
Yenston, Henstridge45Wincanton
Yeovil, South Street46Yeovil

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