Mountsorrel Primitive Methodist Chapels

Watling Street, Mountsorrel LE12 7BD and Crown Lane

Mountsorrel: the 1848 chapel
Philip Thornborow, 2018
The Loughborough section of the May 1818 Nottingham Circuit Plan
Mountsorrel, Crown Lane Primitive Methodist chapel
Supplied by Mrs Dorothy Mee
Mountsorrel PM chapels

The cause at Mountsorrel is first recorded on the May 1818 plan of the Nottingham Circuit, the last before Loughborough became the third circuit in the Connexion. Note from the plan reproduced by Kendall that no-one was actually planned. By 1822 there were two services a day.

According to the 1851 Ecclesiastical Census the PM chapel was built in 1848. There were 142 sittings and standing room for 40. On Mothering Sunday 1851 the morning Sunday School attracted 24, the 2pm service was attended by 40, and the 6pm by 50. Edward Holmes, a blacksmith, was the Steward. The 1883 OS map shows a undesignated chapel on Watling Street, and the building pictured is marked on the Millennium map of Mountsorrel as the former PM chapel.

This chapel was replaced in 1897 by one on the corner of Crown Lane and Loughborough Road, which is marked as such on OS maps from 1901 onwards  It  closed in the 1970s, and has subsequently been demolished. The photograph was taken in 1902.


Ecclesiastical Census 31 March 1851  H.O. 129 416-2-1-4

Comments about this page

  • I have added a photograph of the 1897 chapel, taken in 1902. More may well follow.

    By Philip Thornborow (07/05/2022)
  • The 1897 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 74) tells us that “a new chapel at Mount Sorrel in the Sileby Circuit will be ready for occupation and use shortly.”

    By Christopher Hill (07/05/2022)

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