Brookhouse Primitive Methodist chapel

Presteign circuit: Beguildy LD7 1YU

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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.

Location: SO2052075420


Primitive Methodist Magazine December 1851 p 752


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  • Right last night I noticed a few anomilies with regard to this Chapel. First I noticed the Grid Reference was wrong so I checked my go to source the Coflein Welsh Monuments Database which I have found to be always correct. The Grid Reference given was the same so I checked the Grid Reference location and this Chapels site Grid Reference is NGR SO 1902 8025 as the Chapel is clearly showing its location on the early OS sheets. But the NGR given SO 2052 7542 is the location of another Brook House in Beguildy Parish. This site is remote and not the most accessable of places but given that Coflein has never been wrong in all the years I have used it I thought I should bring to your attention this second site. Given my current health I am not able to get out but just to confirm or deny this second Brook House is not the actual Chapel site or indeed may be a second Chapel site would be useful to both parties. I am certainly encouraged by the early OS sheets showing a building oddly placed away from the main complex. I hope this is of interest.

    By Paul Wood (04/02/2020)
  • This Chapel is indeed long gone. I have passed this site many times down the years but can give no fixed date for its demise. In asking i am told it used to be a Tin sheet Building but nobody seems to know when last used as a chapel.

    By Paul Wood (28/08/2019)

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