Wadborough Primitive Methodist Chapel (demolished)

Station Road, Wadborough, Drakes Broughton & Wadborough CP, Worcestershire

A group of visitors from George Street Worcester outside Wadborough PM Chapel late 1920's
Mildred Beck

Location GR – SO 90038 47522

The Chapel was opened in 1880. An account appeared in the Worcestershire Chronicle dated Saturday 17 July 1880. The exact closure date has not yet been found, the Chapel appeared in the circuit schedule for 1967. There is now a modern dwelling on the former site.


The attached photo shows a group with some visitors from Worcester George Street, with Wadborough Chapel in the background. In the centre front row kneeling is the young Mildred Gugula (nee Beck) who has supplied me with all the Beck family details on Primitive Methodism in Worcester and Leominster where her father MW Beck and grand father WW Beck, were members.


Kelly’s Directory no entry.


On the 1885 OS Worcestershire 1:2,500 map the building is marked as Methodist Chapel (Primitive)

On the 1904 OS Worcestershire 1:2,500 map the building is marked as Methodist Chapel (Primitive)

On the 1968 OS Worcestershire 1:2,500 map the building is not marked as a place of worship.

The above maps may be viewed at Old Maps.


Methodist Church, Statistical Returns, 1940 – Birmingham District – Worcester – Wadborough – Structure, B, Seating Accommodation 65, Type of Seating F, School Halls -, Other Rooms -.

These are the chapels (originally PM) listed in 1940 for the Birmingham District – 191. Worcester. George Street, Drakes Broughton, Sale Green, Wadborough, Kerswell Green (Kempsey), Malvern (Newtown Road).

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  • There’s a mention of the opening of Wadborough chapel in the Worcester station in the Primitive Methodist magazine of September 1880, page 573. There is no further detail.

    By Christopher Hill (07/05/2019)

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