Haughton Primitive Methodist chapel

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Haughton Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1911/373
Haughton Primitive Methodist chapel

The first Haughton Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1832.

In the 1851 Religious Census of Places of Public Religious Worship it had  67 worshippers at their afternoon service and 90 in the evening, plus 57 scholars in the morning.

The building was substantially redeveloped in 1881 to become the chapel in the picture.In 1881. The chapel was still shown on the 1″ O.S. map surveyed in 1959.  On Street View in 2011 there is housing on the site.  Does it incorporate any of the former chapel?

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, Saturday 30 July 1881, page 7
    The formal inauguration of the building of the new, or rather the enlarged, Primitive Methodist Chapel at Haughton, West Felton, took place on Monday last; The need for an enlargement of the place of worship having been felt, it was a short time ago decided that the old building should be partially pulled down, and a new piece of building erected in its place, making the whole edifice one-third larger than previously. Mr. Bremner Smith, Oswestry, prepared the plans, and Messrs W. & G. Thomas are the builders. By Monday last the foundations had been laid in view of the ceremony of the laying of stones. The proceedings commenced at 2-30, when a procession was formed in the village, and marched to the spot singing. There were present at the scene of the building operations Rev. R. Wycherley, of Oswestry, circuit minister; Rev. W. S. Howlett, Hadnall; Rev. R. Smith, Llanymynech; Rev. W. Thomas,s of Frankton; and a large number of spectators … The first corner stone was laid by Mr. T. Edge on behalf of the Sunday School, and the children of the school filed past afterwards, each depositing a small bag full of money. The amount contributed on this stone, as was afterwards announced with applause, was £21 1s. … The second stone was laid by Master Johnnie Williams, on behalf of his grandmother, Mrs. Groom, and £3 was deposited. Mrs. Perks, of Oswestry, as the layer of the third, and deposited £5 on it. … In the evening a public meeting was held in the building where the tea was laid out at Mr. Williams’s, when addresses were delivered … and by way of introduction read to the meeting a financiel statement, which showed that altogether taking into account the profits derived throught [sic] the tea, the sume of £75 had been realised during the afternoon … .”

    By Janice Cox (07/11/2020)

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