Scalford Primitive Methodist chapel

King Street, Scalford, MELTON MOWBRAY, LE14 4DW

former Scalford Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1997
Scalford (King Street) in 2022
Philip Thornborow, 2022
Scalford (King Street) in 2022, same angle as Keith Guyler
Philip Thornborow, 2022

The Primitive Methodists built a chapel in Scalford in 1835. A new one was constructed in 1870. It accommodated 150 people.  For abstaining Primitive Methodists, it was conveniently located next to the King’s Arms.

At the time of Keith Guyler’s photo in 1997 it was a builder’s store.  Google Street View shows it in 2014 in good condition although its use is not obvious.

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  • In 2022 this building seemed to be in some sort of business use.

    By Philip Thornborow (23/06/2022)
  • Scalford Primitive Methodist chapel was built of brick in 1835. In 1940 the chapel which measured 34 feet by 23 feet had seating for 150 persons in pews. There was a schoolroom (25 feet by 18 feet) and a side room (27 feet by 12 feet) but no other rooms.
    Sources
    The National Archives,1851 ecclesiastical census HO129/418/3/3
    Whites Directory for Leicestershire, 1868, p 378
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/695 (Melton and Oakham Circuit)
    OS 25 inch Leicestershire XIII 10, 1884

    By G W Oxley (06/08/2020)

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