Norbury Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shropshire

1869 Norbury Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 2000 when it was disused. It closed in the 1990s.
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 25 September 1869, page 8.
    The proceedings of this memorable day commenced by a procession being formed of the members and friends at the old meeting-house, after which a start was made in the direction of the site of the new chapel, the company singing the 40th hymn, headed by the Rev. J. Pickwell (circuit minister), S. Heath, Esq. (Crewe), and J. Loescher, Esq. (Eardington) … The friends then commenced the ceremony of laying the foundation stones. J. C. A. Scott, Esq. proceeded to lay the first stone … laid a donation of £5 from his respected mother, Mrs. Scott, of Stourbridge, and £5 from himself … the 2nd stone was laid by S. Heath, Esq., of Crewe … placing a donation of £10 upon it … Mr Loescher then laid the third stone … the fourth stone was laid by Mr. J. Davies of Green-bank, Bishop’s Castle … There were a goodly number of friends … who placed their donation on the first stone laid, the sum amounting to about £130. The Rev. T. F. More kindly sent £5, and Mr. Mellings, More Farm, £5. The company then proceeded to tea, which was provided in a tent close by (kindly lent by Mr. B. Pugh, Red Lion Inn), when upwards of 350 partook of it … it was announced that the amount realised was upwards of £150 … One new chapel has been built this year in the district, and £114 raised for that building; the members increasing 100 during that year up to quarter day. It must be stated that the conditions on which the land has been granted by Mrs. Scott, is that the trustees have pledged themselves to spend £200, and to open the chapel free of debt. The builder is Mr. Gough, of Bishop’s Castle. The new chapel is to [be] built with Norbury limestone, with Bath stone quoinings, which will have a very beautiful appearance.”

    By Janice Cox (09/11/2020)

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