Barkby Primitive Methodist Chapel, Leicestershire

Barkby Primitive Methodist Chapel
Barkby Local History Group
Barkby Primitive Methodist Chapel
Barkby Local History Group
The former Chapel now
Ray Young

The chapel was built in 1886 on the Brookside (now no. 18) at a cost of £200, with seating for 120, and by 1918 was debtless. As well as Sunday services there was a Sunday school.

Because of the decline in attendances in the 1920s, the Chapel was closed and sold, and the building later converted to a grocery shop and living accommodation. This closed in the 1960s and was converted into a private house.

There was also a Wesleyan Chapel in School Lane and this then became the Methodist Chapel. This seated about 50 people with a small balcony (on an eye level with the preacher!).

Because of dwindling numbers this closed in 1970 and was sold and then converted into a private residence.

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  • Leicester Record Office:

    Ref. N/M (DE1971). N/M19/1: Barkby Primitive Methodist Chapel Records, 1872-c.1912. 

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (05/03/2018)

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