SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bagley
[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bagley
This chapel was erected in 1863, replacing a former chapel which according to the 1851 Religious Census was erected in 1827. However, a Primitive Methodist Chapel at Bagley in the hands of William Doughty, a well-known Primitive Methodist, was licensed at the county quarter sessions on 13th October 1823 and a subsequent chapel at Bagley also in William Doughty's hands, was licensed on 3rd January 1842. The chapel had seating for 100 worshippers, and on Census Sunday 1851 there were 77 worshippers at their two services, plus 34 Sunday scholars. By 1863 the chapel was said to be "incommodious" and "very dilapidated". The foundation stone of the new chapel (in the photograph) was laid on 10th March 1863. There is a datestone which reads: "Rebuilt/A.D./1863", and a commemorative stone reading: "PRIMITIVE METHODIST/ CONNEXION". The chapel was till in use as a place of worship in 1941, but by 2002 had been converted to residential use, and called "The Old Chapel".
Grid ref: SJ 404271.

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