The Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Where was The Green?

J Webster writes about the opening of a new chapel in the Bishop’s Castle station at The green.

I have the slight problem that before I can explore whether the chapel still exists, I need to know where The Green is – or was.   We do know it is not too far from Bishop’s Castle so is most likely in Shropshire.

Can anyone help?

“The Green, Bishop’s Castle Station. —Through the blessing of God, and the kindness of friends, we have succeeded in the erection of a neat and comfortable chapel at this place. The foundation stone was laid on May 28th, 1862, by Miss Farmer, of the Down, in the midst of a large concourse of people ; after which, a tea meeting was held, when about 380 sat down to the social board. Sermons were preached in connexion with the opening, on November 2nd, by S. Ward, Esq., of the Wood, and Mr. J. Jones, Llandyssil.

And on November 9th, two sermons were preached by J. Nott, Esq., of the Farlands ; on November 3rd, about 270 sat down to tea.

The pecuniary result of the collections and tea meetings is more than £40. The amount of donations is not yet ascertained. The cost of the chapel is about £150.

Whilst we are grateful to all the friends, who have interested themselves in the erection of this house of prayer, we desire to make special mention of Miss Farmer, who gave £10, Mr. Maddox, who gave the land, and Brother John Davies, the treasurer, who in various ways has manifested his interest in this work. J. Webster.”

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine September 1863 page 557

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  • Thanks for the suggestions Paul.

    By Christopher Hill (25/12/2019)
  • Can I suggest two areas to you both near Bishops Castle. Site one is this one at Broughton ttp://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/green.htmh
    The second is at Wentnor where the area to the North of the village is called The Green. A search here has found nothing but both sites are about 3.5 miles from Bishops Castle. Hope this helps

    By Paul Wood (20/12/2019)

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