Eyton, North Wales

formerly Denbighshire

Eyton, or Eyton Pool, is hard to identify with precision. From Park Eyton Farm to Eyton House is about 2¼ miles, and if “Pool” is to be taken literally, there are many small bodies of water in the area. Eyton appears as a preaching place in an 1865 Chester Circuit Plan, and the 1833 Primitive Methodist Magazine (page 143) has this from William Holt of the Chester Circuit for Tuesday 25th September, 1832: “Eaton Pool. The house was crowded, the people were attentive; believers rejoiced … and I believe the blessing of the Lord attended the meeting.” Sheard (page 952)[1] says it was missioned in 1826, and transferred to the Wrexham Circuit in 1836.

I am not aware of their ever having acquired a chapel. As Crab Tree Green is less than half a mile from the road through Eyton, and as there were also Calvinistic Methodist and Independent (i.e. Congregational) chapels nearby, it may be that the congregation eventually joined Crab Tree Green, or perhaps` attended other chapels near their homes.


[1] Sheard, M. R. (1980). The Origins and early Development of Primitive Methodism in Cheshire and South Lancashire 1800-1860. Doctoral thesis University of Manchester

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