Old Park Primitive Methodist chapel

Primitive Chapel, Park Lane, Overdale TF3 4TE

Old Park Primitive Methodist chapel
Janice Cox
Old Park Primitive Methodist chapel

Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Old Park, Dawley was built in 1857 at the junction of Park Lane and Old Coppice Grange. The chapel closed around 1963.

StreetView in 2011 shows it in commercial use by Easycare Products Ltd still carrying its datestone. The building was still there in 2018.

You can read more about the chapel and see more pictures on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s Non-Conformist Chapels website.

Grid ref: SJ 689096

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  • Former Primitive Methodist chapel three bay gabled front with two tiers of round arched windows with iron frames. Tablet with name Bethesda and the date 1857 above the entrance. It was derelict by 1973.
    Erected by the Old Park Society whose congregation were mainly ironworkers and miners.
    Situated on the corner of Old Coppice Grange and Park Lane, from 2004 to 2013 the former chapel was in commercial use by Easy Care Products Ltd., designers and manufacturers of wheelchairs and other mobility aids for people with disabilities. Company director, Robert (Bob) Hester, formerly from Shifnal and who sadly died in 2014, was an engineer and inventor of considerable talent and intelligence; he patented, amongst other things, a standing power chair for paralysed people and also a variant of the traditional waterwheel for converting hydro-energy.

    By Andy Rose (28/04/2021)

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