Asfordby Primitive Methodist Chapel, Leics

Steve Wild
Asfordby Primitive Methodist chapel as a shop
Philip Thornborow, 2022
Asfordby PM

Situated in Main Street, the chapel was built in 1840 and enlarged in 1889. After it closed it became a butcher’s shop.

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  • The butcher’s shop is still in existence in June 2022

    By Philip Thornborow (23/06/2022)
  • In 1851 Asfordby East End Primitive Methodist chapel provided 60 free and 50 other sittings, 110 in all. In 1940 the accommodation consisted of a chapel measuring 26 feet by 24 feet and seating for 100 persons in pews. There was also a schoolroom measuring 24½ feet by 24 feet but no other rooms. The chapel was situated on the north side of the village street towards the east end.
    The National Archives,1851 ecclesiastical census HO129/418/2/10 (Melton Union)
    White’s Directory of Leicestershire, 1863 p 594
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/694 (Melton Mowbray Circuit)
    OS 25 inch Leicestershire XIX 7 1883/4

    By G W Oxley (08/08/2020)

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