Barrow upon Soar Primitive Methodist Chapel, Leicestershire

Philip Thornborow
Philip Thornborow
Philip Thornborow
Barrow upon Soar Methodist Chapel from the street
Philip Thornborow, 2020
Barrow upon Soar Methodist Chapel. The view from the street into the worship space.
Philip Thornborow, 2020
Barrow upon Soar North Street: the 1820 chapel

Barrow was one of the earliest Primitive causes in Leicestershire, part of the third Circuit created (Loughborough, 1818). The first three photographs are of the new chapel built in 1911 in a pleasing Arts and Crafts style.

This building was redeveloped in 2019, improving the physical and visual access to the chapel, with flexible new spaces designed for community use. A planned re-opening on 16 May 2020 has had to be delayed. The next two photographs show how the chapel now appears from the main street in the village.

The black and white photograph is of the previous chapel which stood on the same site in North Street from 1820 until 1910.

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  • The first Primitive Methodist preaching in Barrow was by John Hallsworth in late 1817. Hugh Bourne visited on 26th January 1818. The present chapel is on the site of the original chapel, converted from a barn in 1820.

    By Philip Thornborow (06/03/2018)

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