Butler's Bank Primitive Methodist Chapel

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Photo taken January 2018 | E & R Pearce
Photo taken January 2018
E & R Pearce
Photo taken January 2018 | E & R Pearce
Photo taken January 2018
E & R Pearce

Butler’s Bank Primitive Methodist chapel was first opened in 1843. It served a scattered neighbourhood, but the society grew steadily. Then, in 1858-9, 80-100 people “found salvation through faith” in the year and the chapel was no longer big enough, even when some found their way to other chapels.

As a result, they enlarged the chapel 6 yards x 3 yards. It was re-opened on July 10th 1859. Speakers at the re-opening were WE Saunders and J Timmins. The occasion is described in the Primitive Methodist magazine by G Middleton.

There is a picture of the chapel on the Shropshire non-conformist chapels website. The chapel is marked on 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey maps in 1881 and 1901 but it closed in the 1950s. The building still exists, although heavily disguised  as a house. It’s the porch roof that gives it away.


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine September 1859 page 561

 

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