SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ellesmere
[former] "Mount Zion" Primitive Methodist Chapel, Scotland Street, Ellesmere
This is an earlier Primitive Methodist chapel in the town, 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. The chapel was registered for the solemnization of marriages on 5th May 1894. In the late 19th century it was described as "severely plain in its architecture" and was deteriorating & inadequate for the needs of a growing church & school. This chapel was replaced by a new larger chapel in Trimpley Street in 1908. The old building still stands, but is now used for commercial purposes
Grid ref: SJ 397347

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