Harbury Primitive Methodist chapel
Mill Street, Harbury CV33 9HR
The Primitive Methodist magazine for October 1852 contains an account by Henry Yeates of the opening of Harbury Primitive Methodist chapel in the Leamington circuit.
Harbury he says “contains 1,200 inhabitants, and, in most respects, is considered to be in an improving condition. The new vicar of the parish is putting into operation all means in his power to re-model the entire village, and to secure to his church the attendance of all its inhabitants, and we are striving to promote their spiritual interests as far as we are able.”
Hence they opened a new chapel 25′ x 20′ and 15′ high, built of brick with a blue slate roof and a red deal floor. The entire cost was £143 of which they had almost raised the required one third.
The opening services were held on the 4th and 11th of July, 1852. Brothers
Juggins, Blackwell, Yeates, Stephenson, and Mrs. C. Furneyhough took part in the services. On Monday, the 12th, a tea-meeting was held. The chair, at the public meeting, was taken by G. Ellis, one of the trustees of the chapel. Special thanks were due to Mr. R. Mander, of Banbury, for the neat inscription stone and to Mr. G. Knight.
Harbury Primitive Methodist Chapel was closed 1933 on Methodist union and was converted into a house. The Wesleyan chapel in the village closed in 1970.
You can see a picture of the chapel on the Our Warwickshire website
Our Warwickshire website accessed February 10th 2017 http://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/content/catalogue_wow/harbury-mill-street-3
Primitive Methodist magazine October 1852 p.624