Besthorpe Primitive Methodist chapel

Norwich Road Besthorpe ATTLEBOROUGH NR17 2LB

Besthorpe Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1986

Besthorpe Primitive Methodist chapel was opened on 16th September 1866, built of red brick with yellow brick dressings. The occasion was described in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G Bell. The foundation stone ha been laid on June 6th by Thomas Palmer (Forncett) and speakers at the celebrations (including tea for 120)  included Revs T Lowe, J Sheale (Bungay), G Bell, R Taylor, Danzy Sheen (London), R Bell (Yarmouth) and J Smilth (Wymondham).

The building was expected to cost £200 of which they had raised £70.

On Google Street View in 2009 it has been converted into a house called, helpfully, The Old Methodist Chapel.

location: 070974


Primitive Methodist Magazine December 1866 page 754

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  • Gemma,
    If you follow the link from the page on this website “The Primitive Methodist Magazine 1838, 1843, 1846-1848, 1851-1852, 1854-1856, 1858-1885”, you can view a pdf copy of the magazine. This is under the “Research Resources” tab on the home page.
    Hard copies of the Magazine can be viewed by arrangement at the Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism, John Rylands Library at University of Manchester, or at the Centre for Methodist Studies at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

    By Geoff Dickinson (09/12/2019)
  • Hello, Could you please help me?

    I am looking to trace a copy of the Primitive Methodist Magazine mentioned above. Do you know where I can get a copy? Many Thanks Gemma

    By Gemma (09/12/2019)
  • The doubt over the opening date is now resolved by an account in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

    By Christopher Hill (02/05/2019)

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