Ironbridge Primitive Methodist chapel

The chapel is the large building in the middle of the photo.
Supplied by Andy Rose
Ironbridge Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1883 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note of the opening of a neat, new Primitive Methodist chapel and commodious school room at Ironbridge in the Madeley circuit. Congregations were excellent since the chapel opened and it was likely they would need to install the gallery they had made provision for in the chapel design. We are told a little more in the 1884 magazine – the chapel cost £957   of which they had raised £500.

I am not able to find a Primitive Methodist chapel on the old Ordnance Survey maps.  Where was the chapel and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1883 page 762

Primitive Methodist magazine 1884 page 252

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  • Thank you Christopher

    By Herbert (01/11/2021)
  • They are less than two miles apart Herbert so very possible

    By Christopher Hill (26/10/2021)
  • I have a Robinson Crusoe book that was presented to my Grandfather in 1898 for good attendance at Sunday school which was stamped Providence Primitive Methodist Sunday school Ironbridge , I know he was born at the Lloyds Coalport and went to school there , so could it be possible that the Sunday school was held there.

    By Herbert Turner (25/10/2021)
  • Founded as a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1860, and rebuilt as Providence in 1883, although a congregation had met here prior to this date. Originally in the Much Wenlock Primitive Methodist Circuit, c. 1847, and subsequently in the following circuits: Dawley Green Primitive Methodist Circuit (1854) Madeley Primitive Methodist Circuit (1881) Dawley & Madeley Primitive Methodist Circuit (1906) Dawley & Madeley Methodist Circuit (1932) The chapel closed in 1941.

    By Andy Rose (21/04/2021)
  • Thanks Janice; I’ve added a map as illustration.

    By Christopher Hill (05/07/2020)
  • The chapel isn’t shown on the 1883 edition of the 25″ O.S. map, it’s just an open space where it was about to be built. It is marked on the 1901 & 1925 maps. It is on the south side of Madeley Road (which runs from the municipal buildings at the eastern end of the High Sreet eastwards towards Foxholes). It is just named “Chap” & is on the opposite side of the road to a school. From what I can from “Streetview” the building no longer exists.

    By Janice Cox (05/07/2020)

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