Chediston Primitive Methodist chapel

Chediston Green, Chediston, IP19 0BB

Chediston Primitive Methodist chapel

There’s an account in the November 1863 Primitive Methodist magazine by W Chapman describing the opening of Chediston Primitive Methodist chapel in the Wangford Station.  The 1884 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel north of the village centre, at Chediston Green. It disappears from maps between 1927 and 1957.

There is a bungalow on the site on Street View in 2011.

I can see no sign of it on Street View. Is there any evidence now?

Here’s the account:

“Chapel Opening, Chediston.—Thanks be to God that we have been honoured to accomplish the erection of a new chapel and school-room at Chediston, in the Wangford station. The foundation stone was laid on Good-Friday, by Miss Wales, of Wangford. The writer gave an epitome of the history and polity of the Connexion, after which 280 persons sat down to tea ; and the amount realized in aid, £13 12s. 10d., gave promise of success in our undertaking.

The work was let, and satisfactorily executed : and the chapel was opened for Divine worship on June 28th, and July 5th. On the intervening Thursday, public services were held. A good bazaar, over which Miss Wales presided, and to which she was a liberal contributor, was held—and a public tea, to which 250 persons sat down.

We have  just made up our accounts, and learn that  the entire cost of this prettiest chapel in the county of Suffolk, so called, has been £102 12s. 9¾ d., towards which we have realized by donations, subscriptions, collections, &c, £74 12s. 9¾d., and we have borrowed the remaining £88 on promissory notes, at 4£ per cent, which we intend to reduce to £75 at the first anniversary on Good-Friday, 1804. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Gibson, for donations amounting to £9, to our friends who carted the materials gratuitously ; to Miss Wales, for the gift of a pair of beautiful lamps; to Mrs. Keer, for a splendid Bible ; to Mrs. Chipperfield, and Mrs. G. Goddard, for their collecting efforts ; and to all our friends who have in any way helped up—thanks, thanks ! And above all, to God, the infinite Father, be ascribed thanks and glory. Amen. W. Chapman.”


Primitive Methodist magazine November 1863 page 688

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