SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Little Dawley
[former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Holly Road, Little Dawley
A chapel at Little Dawley was registered by the Wesleyans in 1805. It was replaced in 1837 by this chapel, known locally as the "Big Penny". The inscription on the commemorative stone reads "WESLEYAN CHAPEL/ 1837". The chapel's opening services were held on Sunday the 17th December 1837. In 1851 there were 138 worshippers at their afternoon service and 128 in the evening plus 214 Sunday scholars in the morning and 207 in the afternoon. It was reported that "the chapel was erected in lieu, but not on the site of one previously erected." The chapel closed in 2004 and in September 2005 was up for sale for conversion into apartments. The building was de-registered as a place of worship on 26th October 2005. By 2019 it has been converted to residential use.
Grid ref: SJ 682059

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