Chapels in Somerset

I would like to help to find Primitive  Methodist chapels in Somerset.

Westhay nr Glastonbury

Opened in 1861 the chapel was built in the garden of Fern Farm, owned at the time by Joseph Toogood. The chapel was opened by Rev Thomas Powell. Rev Powell’s second wife was Joseph’s widow. The chapel was open until c1942. In c1956 it was sold back to the Toogood family. Dismantled in 2013 as became unsafe.  You can see a picture here.

Glastonbury Northload Street

A chapel now converted to a house. Lewis Powell son of Rev Thomas Powell was one of the last trustees before the chapel was closed. You can see a picture here.

Downhead, near Frome

A chapel established by the Lewis family. Lydia Lewis was the first wife of Rev.Thomas Powell. Now converted to a house. You can see more detail here.


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  • The Primitive Methodist Chapel off Horn Street in Nunney, near Frome, was locally known as “under the arches”. Now demolished.

    By Adrie van der Luijt (28/05/2014)

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