East Knoyle Primitive Methodist chapel

Chapel Green

Return from East Knoyle Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
Provided by David Tonks

East Knoyle Primitive Methodist chapel was erected in 1847. The return  in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship notes that 90 people attended in the afternoon and 79 in the evening.

The Return was completed by Thomas Merchant, local preacher and leader, of Kinghayes, East Knoyle, near Hindon.

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  • Thanks for the info Liz. 1847 is the date Thomas Merchant gave in his response to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship.

    The 1857 date on your mother’s home is probably for a later chapel. Because Primitive Methodist membership was increasing they often needed bigger chapels. They might make the current chapel bigger, rebuild from scratch on the same site, or move to a new site. At East Knoyle they had regular congregations of 80 people; I wonder what happened?

    It would be good to have a photograph of the 1857 chapel by email to info@myprimitivemethodists.org.uk

    By Christopher Hill (29/05/2020)
  • Afternoon, interested to know where you got the build date of 1847 from?
    As on the outside chapel plaque , it says 1857.
    My mother currently lives in the chapel , and is always looking for history on it.

    By Liz Curry (28/05/2020)

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