Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel

Tipton St, Dudley DY31HE

Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel  front view | Keith Allden 2019
Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel front view
Keith Allden 2019
Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel  left side view | Keith Allden 2019
Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel left side view
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Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel  right side view | Keith Allden 2019
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Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel date-stone | Keith Allden 2019
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Sedgley Primitive Methodist chapel in the Dudley Circuit was opened on Sunday March 21st 1858. Preachers at the opening included Revs John Britain of West Bromwich, William Jones, Baptist minister of The Close, Dr Melson of Birmingham and John Lyre of Wolverhampton.

It measured 43′ x 30′ and was “well lighted and properly ventilated. I wish this could be said of all our chapels – but alas!” commented S Morris in his description of the opening in the 1858 Primitive Methodist magazine.

The cost was a significant £750 of which they had raised £141.

The Sedgley Local History Website gives more detail of the chapel and Primitive Methodism in the area. It says that in the late 1950s the east facing side wall was externally buttressed to prevent possible collapse, but by the end of the century the building was declared unsafe and services moved to the Sunday school.

In July 2016 it is Alpha House, home of Alpha Financial Services.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine July 1858 pp.434-435

 

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  • This was one of those chapels we knew still existed but we had no photo. Thanks to Keith Allden for providing the pictures. Keith tells us that the pictures are taken from Tipton Street with the camera pointing north east.

    By Christopher Hill (25/08/2019)

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