Lydiard Millicent Primitive Methodist chapel
Lydiard Green SN5 3LP
Two articles in the Primitive Methodist magazine by T Powell tell us of the opening of Lydiard Millicent Primitive Methodist chapel. The first describes the laying of the foundation stone on 31st August 1863 and the chapel was opened some six or so weeks later on November 11th 1863. The time taken to build the chapel gives an idea of the size and complexity of the building.
The Wiltshire Community website tells us that in the 1930s “Whitsun Sunday was the Sunday school’s anniversary and there was a choir, anniversary hymns and recitations. On Whit Monday there was a tea party at Mr. Webb’s Farm with evening games. The Chapel was enlarged and refurbished in 1909 and was still in use as a chapel in 2004”,
Lydiard Millicent Primitive Methodist chapel still stands on Lydiard Green, extended and converted to residential use but externally clearly recognisable. It carries the date 1865, although the word “Primitive” has disappeared
Wiltshire Community History website accessed 19th October 2019 at:
Primitive Methodist magazine November 1863 page 692
Primitive Methodist magazine February 1864 page 117