[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 of Bridgnorth and built by Thomas Bray of Finger Lane, Dawley. 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 chapel was licensed for marriages on 6th June 1861. 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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