SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ellerdine [former] Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ellerdine
A small Primitive Methodist society had been meeting in the home of Mr W. Ash in Ellerdine for 18 years before this small chapel was built. It was opened in 1847, having been built on land granted by the Duke of Sutherland in 1843. It had 50 free sitings and 24 others. In 1851 it had a congregation of 48 at its morning service and 67 at its evening service when the census was conducted. In 1866-7 they built a day and Sunday school at a cost of £150. The chapel was registered for the solemnization of marriages on 14th December 1900. It was proposed in 1963 that the congregation join the Emmanuel Methodist chapel at Ellerdine Heath. Bethel was put up for sale c. 1968-72, & was de-registered as a place of worship on 12th January 1972. It has now been demolished.
Grid ref: SJ 613219

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