SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Edgmond Primitive Methodist Chapel Edgmond Primitive Methodist Chapel
The first Primitive Methodist Chapel, called "Bethel" was built in Edgmond in 1834-5 on a site on the main road through the village and opened on 11th January 1835. The chapel was 22ft by 18ft containing 8 small pews. In the 1851 Religious Census, it was reported to have had 91 sittings. There were 44 at their afternoon service and 58 at their evening one, together with 27 Sunday scholars. Before that they used to worship in a house whose owner was fined for holding meetings there.This early chapel no longer exists. A new chapel (photographed) with its own burial ground was built in 1860 at a cost of 135. It was in use as a Methodist chapel until 8 May 2016, when the last service was held, due to declining attendance.
Grid ref: SJ 723197.

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