Rose Grove Primitive Methodist chapel

Anchor Newcastle CRAVEN ARMS SY7 8PR

former Rose Grove Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1993

Rose Grove Primitive Methodist chapel is near Anchor, south east of Newtown.

The notes with Keith Guyler’s photograph say  that the chapel was opened in 1868  and closed in the 1960s.  

At the time of the photograph it had been converted into a house.

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  • SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, Friday 28 August 1868, page 2.
    “LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONES OF A PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL. On Firday the foundation stones of a new chapel, which is being built by the Primitive Methodists at Rose Grove, near Kerry Pole, were laid. Previous to the laying of the stones, the Rev. D. M. Jenkins, of Newtown, delivered within the four walls of the chapel, which are up about a foot, a very able discourse … He was followed by the Rev. E. Ball, of Newtown … and by Mr. Owens, of Ross … One stone was laid by Mr. Samuel Carter, who had given the land upon which the chapel was being built; another by Mr. Joseph Chandler; and a third by Master Richards, of Rhyddr Farm. At the close of the ceremony the above gentlemen generously gave the sum of £5 each, which, together with the sum of £21 1s. will go towards defraying the building expenses. By special request a fourth stone was afterwards laid by Master Woosnam, son of Mr. George Woosnam, solicitor, Newtown. The building of the chapel will cost over £100, and, when completed, it will accomodate about 100 people. It will be 23 feet long by 17 feet 6 inches wide, and 17 feet high from the floor to the ceiling. There are to be two circular beaded [sic?] windows on each side of the chapel, and one entrance door and porch. On the roof, which is to be slated, there is to be an imitation spire. The floor of the chapel will be boarded, and instead of a pulpit there will be a rostrum. The sittings, which are to be stained and varnished, wll be of the description known by the name of railbacks. Messrs. C. T. and G. Woosnam, solicitors, Newtown, after making the deeds, presented them to the trustees free of expense. Mr. Martin, of Kerry is the architect, and Mr. John Williams, of Newtown, is the builder. There is not a school within four miles of the place, and when the chapel is finished it is intended, we have been informed, to open both a Sabbath and day school in connection with it.

    By Janice Cox (11/11/2020)
  • There is a detailed account of the laying of the foundation stones of this chapel in the “Shrewsbury Chronicle” of Friday 28th August 1868, on page 2. The architect was Mr Martin of Kerry and the builder was John Williams of Newtown.

    By Janice Cox (23/11/2019)

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