Pickstock Primitive Methodist chapel

he opening of Pickstock Primitive Methodist chapel in the Wrockwardine circuit is described by James Huff in the Pickstock Primitive Methodist magazine of 1868. The Prims had been working for some time in the village which is in Edgmond parish, three miles north west of Newport. Under Rev J Prosser, they obtained a piece of land for a brick chapel , 9 yards long by 8 yards wide.

It opened on November 3rd 1867; preachers were  T Pritchard, E Green and J Moore.  It cost £164 16s. and 2½ d., towards which they had raised £89 16s 1½ d.  The rest was borrowed at 4% interest.  WH Whitworth and J Swanwick were significant donors and J Moore bought all materials at prime cost and superintended the construction work.

I cannot find the chapel on late Nineteenth century Ordnance Survey maps.  Where was it and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine of 1868 page 232

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  • Thanks Janice: well spotted. And it has a place called Mow Cop just to the west! Too much of a coincidence.

    By Christopher Hill (06/07/2020)
  • I’ve found the chapel market on the 1880 25″ O.S. map, a mile or so north of Pickstock Grange, in a detached part of Edgmond parish. The building does not appear on the 1900 edition, so presumably it was demolished?
    Accounts of the opening ceremonies appear in the Wellington Journal of 9/11/1867 , page 1 & 23/11/1867, page 1.

    By Janice Cox (05/07/2020)

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