[former] Congregational Chapel, Victoria Road, Ellesmere
This chapel was erected in 1884 at a cost of £520 to a design by Mr E. Bremner Smith of Oswestry and the builder was Mr W. Howell of Ellesmere. Tthe foundation stone was laid on the 24th July by Thomas Barnes of the Quinta and the chapel was formally opened on the 25th November 1884. By 2002 the building was not being used as a place of worship, but by the Tornade Stripping Co.
A Congregational Church was formed in Ellesmere on the 12th November 1786. They built a chapel in plain brick in 1805-6 in Chapel Street, helped by a donation of £10 from Sir Rowland Hill. In 1835 it was reported to have been enlarged and that they had erected two schoolrooms. At the time of the 1851 Religious Census they had 104 worshippers at their evening service but with accommodation for about 300 worshippers. By 1884 it was described as "unfit for use", so they built a new chapel (in the photograph) on the same site.
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For a view of the chapel in the late 19th century, click here.