Old Fen Lane (Offen Lane) Primitive Methodist chapel
Old Fen Lane, Scrub Hill LN4 4XD
In the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1839 John Jackson writes about the opening of what he calls Offen Lane Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1839 Primitive Methodist magazine. He tells us that the chapel opened on January 6th 1839 when the preachers were Bro Beckerlegge (that’s a name that crops up a lot in Primitive Methodism) and Bro Jackson.
The new chapel measured 27′(l) x 18′(w). Particular thanks were due to Mr. Thomas Daft who gave the land and to the farmers who gave most of the leading. The seats were all let.
I’ve spent ages trying to track down Offen Lane Primitive Methodist chapel. Thanks to Philip Thornborow for identifying it as Old Fen Lane chapel. Same sounding name (nearly) but different spelling
Old Fen Lane Chapel was near the hamlet of Scrub Hill in the civil parish of Wildmore, at its western boundary with the parish of Coningsby. The Primitive Methodist chapel at Old Fen Lane dates from 1839. It was rebuilt in 1857.
The chapel closed in 2004.
Primitive Methodist magazine 1839 page 374