South Harting Primitive Methodist chapel

South Harting, Petersfield GU31 5LD

Keith Guyler 199

South Harting Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1872.  By 1947 it had closed and was in use as a house - Shaxson Hall.

Whilst exploring this chapel I came across an estate agent’s sale information for Rock Cottage, in The Square.  It said:

“Thought to have been originally owned by the Uppark Estate, as was the whole of South Harting, the house was possibly for the Estate carpenter. In the 1860s a room was added to the house for Primitive Methodists’, a tiny congregation of about 12 people. Numbers grew and what is now Shaxon Hall had to be built to accommodate the growing congregation.”

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