Brookhouse Primitive Methodist chapel
Presteign circuit: Beguildy LD7 1YU
The Primitive Methodist Magazine for December 1851 includes an account by Joseph Hutchings of the opening of “the neat and well-situated” Brookhouse Primitive Methodist chapel. Located in the parish of Beguildy, it was opened on Friday, August 29th 1851.
Opening sermons were preached by:
- Rev Owen of Newtown who preached to an “overflowing and respectable” congregation.
- Rev W Martin
- Rev W Davies
- Mr John Edwards
The land was given by Edward Jones Esq. and the deeds executed – free of charge – by Mr Williams, Attorney.
The chapel measured 26′ x 16′ and is 14 feet high. It cost £66/14/10½.
The chapel is marked on Ordnance Survey maps of 1885-9 and 1903. It is just north of what was then Brookhouse Farm, now Brook House, and sited in a meander of the River Teme where it must have been susceptible to flooding. It was accessed only by a footpath.
I can find no evidence of it (or the footpath) on Google maps in August 2011.
Primitive Methodist Magazine December 1851 p 752