Wrinehill Primitive Methodist Chapel, Staffordshire

Den Lane junction with Main Road

Wrinehill: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

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  • The story continues in the Primitive Methodist magazine of August 1850 (page 503 when Henry Wheeler tells us of the further enlargement of the chapel, lengthening it by 4 yards.
    Preachers at the opening events which started on April 26th 1850 included Mr Bateman and Miss Buck.
    The enlargement cost £50 of which they had raised £33/15/1

    All the horses in the village were fully employed at seed time so the men of the chapel borrowed a hay cart and pulled it themselves to fetch the bricks for the building.

    By Christopher Hill (03/06/2021)
  • I’ve added the Return from the Primitive Methodist society at Wrinehill to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship. It was completed by one of the Trustees, John Bagnall of Cracowmoss, near Betley.

    By Christopher Hill (15/10/2020)
  • The chapel was opened in 1824. Two volumes of the Primitive Methodist magazine give more information about this chapel.  Page 190 (March) of the 1832 magazine gives details of its re-opening in 1831 after the addition of a gallery and page 150 of the 1834 magazine gives an account by T Morgan of the re-opening of the chapel after further work.  The size is given as 21’6″(w) x 24′ (l) x 24′ (h).

    The 1831 re-opening took place on October 23rd and 24th. and was described by J Walford. Preachers on the Sunday were Mr. Paddison and Mr  Bateman, and on the Monday,  Mr Walford. Thanks were due especially to the family of Mr Brereton “who bestowed much labour and expense on the enlargement.”

    By Christopher Hill (20/08/2017)

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