West Melton Primitive Methodist chapel

Winterwell Road, West Melton, Wath upon Dearne S63 6EJ

West Melton Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1882 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us the foundation stones for a new Primitive Methodist chapel has been laid at West Melton in the Hoyland circuit. Previously they had met in a cottage which had become far too small. The  manager of the colliery and other gentlemen took part in the ceremonies.

The chapel would seat 300 and was likely to cost £710.

The 1892 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel on Winterwell Road, opposite the junction with Princess Street. It is still there on Street View in 2011, surrounded by security fencing. In 2009 it still carried a sign for the Welcome Mission.  Two years later, it has gone.

Does the building still exist? What is it used for now?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1882 page 637

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