Edgmond Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shrewsbury Road, Edgmond. Shropshire

The Primitive Methodist Chapel in Shrewsbury Road, in the village of Edgmond, was built and opened for worship in 1860. It replaced the first Primitive Methodist Chapel, also in Shrewsbury Road (B 5062) which was built and opened in 1835, and called ‘Bethel’

The single storey chapel building is built of bricks some on the front being decorated. It is situated within the bounds of the village and is surrounded by residential development. It sits on a large piece of land which includes a graveyard. There is a dilapidated wooden structure on the adjacent piece of land. We believe this to be the old Sunday School building.

The Chapel closed for worship in 2016 due to declining interest and a fall in the numbers attending worship. In January 2024 the Chapel together with the adjacent piece of land is up for sale — offers in excess of £300,000. There is detailed planning permission for one detached house to be erected on the Sunday School site after that building has been pulled down and two residential dwellings are to be constructed within the interior of the main renovated Chapel building.

A brief history of the Rev’d James Tristram, whose name is seen on the graveyard plaque can be found on My Primitive Methodists, the ‘Peoples Page’, then Primitive Methodist Ministers.

O.S. Map 127:SJ:724197

Post Code:- TF10 8HT

The above information and photographs are by Elaine and Richard Pearce.  (January 2024)

Information about this chapel can be viewed by following the link to Shropshire’s Nonconformist Chapels.

The chapel in 2016 was in the Telford Methodist Circuit.

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