SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Dawley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High Street, Dawley
This large and somewhat imposing building of blue & yellow brick was designed by Robert Griffiths and built by Mr Bray of Finger Lane. It was built in 1860 following a fund-raising campaign. The foundation stone was laid on Easter Monday 9th April 1860 in the presence of nearly 2,000 people. Under the stone was put a bottle containing a preacher's plan, "The Watchman", "Wellington Journal" a list of subscribers to the chapel and some coins. The cost of the building was about 1,000. The chapel opened on Monday 19th November 1860. The building was demolished in 1977-8 and replaced by a new building on the same site.
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Click here for a picture of the original 1819 chapel which this building replaced.

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