Bushey Heath Primitive Methodist chapel

The Rutts Bushey Heath WD23 1LH

1883 Bushey Heath Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1984

The notes with Keith Guyler’s photograph Bushey Heath Primitive Methodist chapel identify chapels dated 1852, 1883, 1891 and the current St Andrew’s Methodist church in 1968.

The picture shows the 1883 chapel in The Rutts which was replaced by the new 1891 building. At the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph it was the Guide Headquarters.

The laying of the memorial stones for the 1891 chapel is recorded in the Primitive Methodist magazine. The new chapel was needed because the society had outgrown its previous iron home. This chapel served until its last service on March n12th 1967.

Planning permission for its demolition and replacement by a two storey house was refused in 2008, but I am unable to find it on Google Street View in 2009 or later.  Is it still there?

There is good information about the growth of Methodism in Bushey Heath in JM Wood’s booklet and to see more about the chapels in Bushey itself click here.


A History of the Methodist Church on Bushey Heath 1883-1983 by JM Wood  accessed online October8th 2015

Primitive Methodist magazine 1891 May page 314

Comments about this page

  • If we have come across your grandparents Harvey, the information is likely to be somewhere on this site.

    An alternative approach would be to track down chapel or circuit records. These are most often given to the local authority records for safe keeping.

    By Christopher Hill (11/05/2022)
  • My grandparents Percy and Chrissie Richardson and my father Leslie Richardson worshipped at the Bushey Heath chapel from c.1919 to c.1940.
    They lived in Little Bushey Lane, originally running a poultry farm and then heavily involved in building and selling houses in the area. May I ask if you have come across their names in your researches? Many thanks, Revd Harvey Richardson

    By Harvey Richardson (11/05/2022)

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