Newtown Primitive Methodist chapel
Shrewsbury and Bishop's Castle circuit
The opening of Newtown Primitive Methodist chapel is recorded in the Primitive Methodist magazine by David Harmer and John Morton. There is no specific date given but it is probably 1835.
The chapel measured 38′(l) x 36′(w).
They tell us that the society purchased a former Wesleyan chapel galleried on 3 sides but the treasurer(?) fled to America with the money collected. It was Sept. 1838 when the debts were cleared with help from friends and other circuits and chapels.
Brother Morton was one of the preachers at the opening events, along with Bros Morris and Pugh, Mr William Lea. Mrs Littlehales and Rev B Pryce.
I can’t find the chapel on maps available to me. Where was it and what happened to it?
Primitive Methodist magazine 1839 page 50.