SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Cleobury Mortimer Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
[former] Cleobury Mortimer Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1)
The first Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Cleobury Mortimer was erected in 1790. In 1824 it was in a very poor condition with the roof in a dangerous state. The trustees proposed selling the building. However by 1828 sufficient money had been raised (they needed about £90) so the building was repaired and re-opened on 7th October 1828. The chapel was described in Bagshaw's Directory of Shropshire, 1851, as "a small chapel in the High Street, built of brick". In the 1851 Religious Census it was reported to have seating for about 130 people, with 10 attenders at its morning service and 80 at its evening service in that year. In 1864 the chapel was sold to the Primitive Methodists. It would appear that there was then no Wesleyan chapel in Cleobury Mortimer until they erected a "tin tabernacle" in 1895. The building (in this photograph) is now converted to offices and flats.

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