Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ellesmere
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Trimpley Street, Ellesmere
This chapel which was built in 1908 (on a site acquired in 1905) by W. Griffiths & Son of Ellesmere to a design by Mr Shayler of Oswestry, at a cost of 1700, has a tower (originally with a spire on top), which was not a common feature of nonconformist chapels in Shropshire. The chapel opened on Wednesday the 22nd July 1908. It is still in use as a Methodist chapel in 2020.
There was a previous Primitive Methodist chapel in the town, called Mount Zion, before the one pictured here, which was built (at a cost of 250) in 1840 in Scotland Street. It opened on 12th July of that year. In the 1851 Religious Census it was reported that there were 192 sittings, and on census Sunday there were 49 worshippers at their morning service and 87 at their evening one. This building still stands, but is now used for commercial purposes
In addition there were two other Methodist chapels in the town, one belonging to the Wesleyan Methodists built in Watergate Street in 1844, and the other belonging to the Wesleyan Methodist Association, built in Scotland Street in 1835.
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