Ruckhall PM Chapel, Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire

Ruckhall Primitive Methodist Chapel Herefordshire
Ruckhall primitive Methodist Chapel, Herefordshire

In 2001 I visited Ruckhall or Eaton Camp on the South of the Wye just outside Hereford in Eaton Bishop Parish Herefordshire. On the way to the Iron Age Camp I photographed and noted a Chapel called Bethal Chapel on the early OS Map but the foundation stone states The Lord Reigneth 1869 Primitive Methodist Chapel. To the Chapels rear hidden behind some imaginative planting but attached to the Chapel are two cottages known as the Poverty Cottages. In 2015 when I returned a furniture removal lorry was parked right in front of the Chapel and was unable to photograph again but the Chapel looked pretty much as it did in 2001. There was no attached graveyard that I could see and the Chapel is now an artists studio. The NGR is SO 4500 3900

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  • The chapel became unused in 1934 and was sold by the church trustees to a local landowner.
    The chapel and cottage at the rear were turned into one residence in 1985, no longer an artists studio, the chapel has been used as a reception room since around 2005. Although documents exist recording the legal transactions of the property for many years, my research has found no details about its ecumenical history, it is not mentioned in any directories held at the Englesea Brook museum.

    By Nevis (20/01/2021)

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