Babbinswood Primitive Methodist Chapel Shropshire

This chapel was built in 1903

Richard and Elaine Pearce December 2014
Richard and Elaine Pearce December 2014
Richard and Elaine Pearce December 2014
Babbinswood Methodist chapels

Babbinswood had both Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels almost next to each other.

The foundation stone for Babbinswood Wesleyan Methodist chapel was laid in June 1903. It was still open for worship in 2002 but in 2014 it has been converted into a dwelling.

Photos taken December 2014

OS Map Ref:126:SJ333301

Editor’s note (CH 11/2020)-

This page has been amended in the light of the additional information in the comments.  Thanks for the help!

Comments about this page

  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY TIMES, 23 April 1898, page 8.
    The following is the specification and description of the reed organ supplied to the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Babbin’s Wood, Whittington, by Mr. W. P. Jones, Mendelssohn House, Oswestry. Channel organ, in oak and walnut case, 8 stops, including 16 ft sub bass and vox humana and couplers, 2 knee pedals. The rollers are situated at the back of the case, and are easy of access.”

    By Janice Cox (26/08/2021)
  • The photograph is indeed the Wesleyan chapel.. I am the person who converted it to a house..

    By Janet Davies (12/07/2019)
  • Further to my comment posted a short while ago, I have now checked the 1851 Religious Census records which shows that the P.M. chapel was built in 1833. I have amended my website with the new details.

    By Mrs Janice Cox (14/10/2018)
  • I have just revised and updated the information on my website “Shropshire’s Nonconformist chapels” for the TWO Methodist chapels in Babbinswood. I believe the one in the photographs is in fact the Wesleyan Methodist chapel rather than the Primitive Methodist one. The Primitive Methodist one was a stone’s throw north of the Wesleyan one as the old O.S. maps clearly show.

    By Mrs Janice Cox (14/10/2018)

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