Marden Beech Primitive Methodist chapel

Old Chapel Studio Plain Road Marden TONBRIDGE TN12 9LS

Marden Beech Primitive Methodist chapel | Keith Guyler 1986
Marden Beech Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1986

Marden Beech Primitive Methodist chapel as shown in Keith Guyler’s photograph was opened in 1865 and accommodated 50.  It is south of Maidstone and one mile south of Marden. 

The original chapel was built in 1848 and is believed to have had a thatched roof.  In 1932 the Wesleyans and the Primitive Methodists joined together as the “Methodist Church” but Marden continued to have 2 chapels until 1965 when the old Wesleyan Chapel in the village closed. With its larger congregation the Beech Chapel survived for longer, but has now been converted to a dwelling, the Old Chapel Studio.

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  • Rupert,

    You may find historical documents such as the Minutes of Trustees Meeting in the County archive.
    I have also identified online a Marden History Group that may be able to help. http://www.mardenhistory.org.uk.

    By Geoff Dickinson (13/12/2018)
  • I am interested in the part the Tipples family played in the church. I understand the land may have been given by William Tipples (1797-1878) and various descendant’s involved. Are there any documentary resources available about Marden Beech. PMC?
    How can I access them, please?

    By Rupert Tipples (13/12/2018)

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