Woodcote Primitive Methodist chapel

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Woodcote Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1989
Woodcote Primitive Methodist chapel

The first Woodcote Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1881 and was replaced by the chapel in the photograph in 1886.  The first chapel was demolished and in 1972 the site was used as a car park for the 1886 chapel.

The chapel closed in 1989 and in 1990 Keith Guyler notes that it was unused but with planning permission for light industrial use.  Nevertheless, later photographs including Google Street View in April 2011 show it used as a house called, inevitably, The Old Chapel.  The former factory just up the road has also closed by this point.

Location: SU 6470 8099

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  • Berkshire Record Office :
    ref. D/MS 105, Woodcote (in Oxon), Primitive Methodist, documents 1886-1932, 1933-1989.

    By Raymond E O. Ella (20/10/2021)
  • Hi, my brother and I used to go to Sunday School here back in the seventies. We used to get biblical stamps (like large postage stamps) which we stuck in a book. I remember it as a really spooky place (I was around7/8) and didn’t like it.

    By Linzi Beresford-Owen (20/04/2021)
  • Brian,

    Thank you for the geographical correction.

    By Geoff Dickinson (16/10/2015)
  • Woodcote (and the chapel shown) is in Oxfordshire, not Berkshire. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodcote for instance.

    Unfortunately, the Post Office takes no account of county boundaries but uses postal districts instead, hence the Berkshire Post Code

    By Brian Curtis (15/10/2015)

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