Sandon, Roe Green, Primitive Methodist chapel
The 1864 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account of the opening of Sandon, Roe Green, Primitive Methodist chapel.
I cannot find it on Ordnance Survey maps of the late Nineteenth century. Where was this chapel and what happened to it?
“Baldock Mission.—Dear Editor,—I am very pleased to inform you and the readers of our periodical that we have commenced another new chapel on this station. The four foundation corner stones of which were laid on November 2nd, 1803, at Sandon, Roe Green, by the following ladies, who placed gold on the stones :—Mrs. Matthews, of Baldock, £1 ; Mrs. Foot, of Radwell, £1 Is.; Mrs. Tasker, in the name of Mrs. Parker, of Arlsey, £1 ; Miss Watson, in the name of Mrs. Pedley, of Baldock, 10s. ; and Mr. Wood, of London, after the ladies had performed their praiseworthy ceremony, laid the first brick, and gave £l, and also £1 at the collection in the evening.
The Rev. T. Penrose, of London, gave an address of a very telling character, to which the people listened with great interest. Notwithstanding the unfavourable weather there was a good congregation.
A tea meeting and evening service were held in the Independent Chapel, Redhill, kindly lent for the occasion. The public meeting was addressed by the Revs. T. Penrose, E. W. Matthews, W. H. Alcock, W. Dunham ; and Messrs. Wood and Dorrell, of London. We realised nearly £7 for the day.
The chapel will stand in a beautiful situation. Sandon is five miles from Baldock ; the preachers missioned it about three years ago. They preached on Roe Green as long as the weather would permit, after which a kind friend allowed them to preach in his house, which was generally crowded to excess, so that a chapel was greatly needed. Several of the people have said that they shall have to bless God that ever the Primitive Methodists missioned Sandon. We have no doubt but that this chapel will help the mission to become a circuit ; the friends generally are anxious to become self-supporting. E. Matthews.”
Primitive Methodist magazine 1964 page 116