Loiney Primitive Methodist chapel

Do you know where this was?

The Primitive Methodist magazine for June 1852 contains an account by Joseph Hutchings of the opening of Loiney Primitive Methodist chapel in the Presteign circuit.

The chapel was stone built, and roofed in slate, 29′ x 19′ and 16′ high. It cost £70 and about £40 had been raised. The land was given free of charge by Edward Leah James and Edward Jenkins.

The opening took place from 11th April 1852. Sermons were preached by Rev William Martin from Newtown. At the subsequent tea meeting addresses came from Rev E Williams, W Martin, T Story, E Cowdell, T Davies. Thje following Sunday preachers were Rev Thomas Brothwood, James Nott, Rev W Martin.

During the period of building the society doubled in size.

Can anyone locate where Loiney was? Was it in Wales, Herefordshire, Shropshire? Has the  name changed?  Was it mis-spelled?

What happened to the chapel and the society?

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  • Loiney is an isolated rural parish on the Welsh borders. It is just over the border in Wales (Offa’s Dyke country). It is spelled ‘Lloyney’. It used to be in the old county of Radnorshire but now it is in Powys. The ward is Beguildy. The UK Parliamentary Constituency is Brecon and Radnor. The nearest town to Lloyney is Knighton. To locate Lloyney, follow the B4355 out of Knighton in the direction of Beguildy. A Lloyney postcode is LD7 1RG. Hope this helps. Try to get up there if you’re in the area – it’s beautiful. 

    Liz Carr


    By Liz Carr (24/02/2017)
  • Brilliant – thanks for th einformation Liz. ¬†There already is a page on this site for Lloyney/Lloiney and now Loiney Primitve Methodist Chapel and I have transferred the information there.

    This is another to add to the growing list of chapels I would like to visit!


    By Christopher Hill (24/02/2017)

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