Rutley Primitive Methodist chapel

but where is Rutley?

The 1850 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a brief account of the opening of a neat, commodious and substantial chapel at Rutley. It opened on October 30th 1849 when the preachers were Messrs Turner, Mules, Brazier and Cox. Celebrations included a tea meeting for 200.

The chapel opening was followed by revival when “refreshing visitations… raised the tone of their piety. “

Unfortunately I am unable to locate Rutley. The Ordnance Survey does not recognise it, neither does Google maps. Can you help? There are clues. Of the ministers at the opening, Samuel Turner was based in Shefford and James Mules in Southam. Mr Brazier was a preacher at several openings in the Banbury area, so it seems that Rutley could be in the south midlands.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine January 1850 page 52

 

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