Newton Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, St Margarets, , Herefordshire

Converted chapel photographed in 1992 | David Hill
Converted chapel photographed in 1992
David Hill
Wall Plaque | David Hill
Wall Plaque
David Hill

The Herefordshire Through Time website records the following information for this chapel.

“Newton: Chapel

Historic Environment Record reference no. 33582, Ordnance Survey grid reference: SO 3470 3290

A chapel which dates from 1833.”

The opening of Newton Primitive Methodist chapel in the Cwm circuit is described by W Horsell in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

Preachers first came to the parish in 1827 and meetings were held at the ‘farm.’ The chapel was opened on 16/03/1833 & 17/03/1833.  Preachers on the Sunday were Messrs Grieve, Foster & Horsell and on the Monday Messrs Morish, Adams & Rich.

There were no other denominations in the township. The cost of the new chapel was £75 and the society was hoping to start a Sunday school.

The new chapel measured 18′(w) x 24′(l) x 12′(h).

The only problem is that there are quite a few Newtons even within the Cwm circuit extent, but because the opening date is the same, it is almost certainly this one.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1833 page 295


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