SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Brown Heath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Loppington [former] Brown Heath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Loppington
There was an earlier Wesleyan chapel in Loppington parish before this one was erected. It was stated in 1851 that it had been built in 1824. It had 100 free sittings in that year, and on Census Sunday in March 1851 there were 40 worshippers at their afternoon service and 50 at their evening one, as well as 26 Sunday scholars in the afternoon. It was reported in 1866 that the debt on the chapel had been entirely removed. This may have encouraged the Wesleyans to build a new chapel which they did in 1873. The foundation stones were laid on Monday 2nd June 1873 and over £80 was raised on the day towards helping to defray the cost of the building. The polychrome brickwork is typical of the 1860s & 1870s & was designed to hold about 150 worshippers. The chapel ceased to be used for worship sometime between 1946 & 1973 & was sold by auction on 30 November 1973 at Wem. It was de-registered as a place of religious worship on 25th October 1974. It seems to have been demolished since then.
Grid ref: SJ 463295

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