Litcham Primitive Methodist chapel

Butt Lane Litcham PE32 2NY

Litcham Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1998
Litcham Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1902/66

In the 1848 Primitive Methodist magazine, James Langham  tells us that WG Belham introduced Primitive Methodism to the village on July 27th 1825. For a while they met in a rented chapel but after it was sold, bought a site to build a new chapel which measured 27′ long x 19.5′ wide. It cost around £120

It opened from July 16th 1848 and preachers included  E Howchin, Mr. Langham and Mr. Goodrich.

The notes with Keith Guyler’s photograph of Litcham Primitive Methodist chapel say that it was opened in 1867 and closed around 1950.

At the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in 1998, nearly 50 years later, it was unused and derelict.

On Google Street View in 2009 it is completely covered by creepers – although you can still see a little bit of the overlap wooden fencing in front of it from Mr Guyler’s photograph.

Is it still there?

location: 885178


Primitive Methodist magazine January 1848 page 52

Comments about this page

  • Thanks for the update Matthew; I wonder what will happen to it. Sounds as if it is too far gone for restoration as a home.

    By Christopher Hill (02/01/2021)
  • Yes it is, although in a very bad state of repair, roof has caved in and can barely move around the exterior, couldn’t see any of the architectural features.

    By Matthew Ayling (29/12/2020)

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