Little Stretton Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shropshire

1867 Little Stretton Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 2000 when it was a garage to a private house. It closed in 1940.
Keith Guyler 2000

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

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, Saturday 18 April 1868, page 8.
    “About eighteen months ago the Primitive Methodists at Little Stretton purchased a plot of land, on which to build a chapel, but, in consequence of not being able to have possession till the 4th of November 1867, they could not commence building for more than twelve months. On the 21st of the above-named month the memorial stones of the chapel were laid, and £54 5s. 1d. obtained towards its erection. Several sums of money have since been given and collected: meantime the chapel has been in course of building … it is a good substantial building fronting the turnpike road – 7½ yards wide by 11 long with [an] open roof and lighted by six sash windows and will cost about £230 … All the materials for the building have been brought by a host of friends, free of charge.”
    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, Saturday 30 November 1867, page 6.
    The memorial stones of a new Primitive Methodist Chapel were laid at Little Stretton on Thursday week, in the presence of a large number of friends. The proceedings were commenced about half-past two c’clock … and then came the most important part of the business, the ceremony of laying the corner stones. The first was laid by Mr. T. Davies, Newington, who graced it with £5; the second by Mr. J. Drayton, Shrewsbury, who also gave £5 … A bottle was plaed in the first stone containing the names of the trustees, a circular of the day’s proceedings, a plan of the station, a copy of the Christian Times … a copy of the Christian World, Wellington Journal, and Shrewsbury Free Press. The friends then retired to a granary … where tea was provided … Seventeen shillings were take[n] at the door, making the noble sum of £49 10s. having been collected; 10s. has since been given to make up £50.

    By Janice Cox (07/11/2020)

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