Litcham Primitive Methodist chapel
Butt Lane Litcham PE32 2NY
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?
Primitive Methodist magazine January 1848 page 52