Leegomery Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shropshire

Leegomery PM Chapel
Andy Rose

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

 

Current information about the chapel can be seen on the church website.

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  • The chapel was still in use in 2017, having been refurbished in 2010-2012. A large extension was built at the rear in 1953, the stone-laying ceremony taking place on 26 September. There is no burial ground attached. The denominational inscription is carved in the lintel over the porch door, now partly obscured, but what can be read is “——– CHAPEL A.D. 1878”

    By Andy Rose (28/04/2021)
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 17 August 1878, page 1.
    Tenders were invited for the erection of a chapel at Leegomery by William E. Keys of Manchester, architect.
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL 16 November 1878, page 7.
    “LEEGOMERY. NEW CHAPEL.
    The memorial stones of the the new Primitive Methodist Church at this place were laid on Monday last. The ceremony commenced at half-past two. Rev. J. R. Taylor gave out a hymn, after which Mr. W. Jackson offered prayer. A portion of Scripture was then read by the minister, after which he called upon Mr. A. Price, of Ketley, to lay the first stone … he placed thereon £5. Mr. W. Maddock of Admaston … laid the second stone, and gave £5. The other stones were laid by Mrs. Maddock, on behalf of Mr. Lander, who gave £1, and Mrs Price, on behalf of Mr. Rushton. Many of the friends and children then came forward, and laid bricks to the number of 26 … Tea was provided in the malthouse, kindly lent by Mr. Arther … the proceeds, upwards of £26, were devoted to the building fund. Mr. Lucas is the builder, and Mr. W. E. Hays [sic. newspaper entry (above) says “Keys”), of Manchester, the architect of the new chapel.”
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    By Janice Cox (08/11/2020)

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