SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Grimpo Congregational Chapel
Grimpo Congregational Chapel

Open air services were begun in Grimpo in 1830, and a chapel was built 1831-2, which opened on Easter Monday 1832. In 1851 the chapel had seating for 200 people. On Census Day 30 March 1851 there were 103 at their morning service and 89 at their evening service, together with 95 Sunday scholars. Due to structural decay the 1832 chapel was replaced by a new chapel, which opened on 11 May 1885. This is the chapel in the photograph. The chapel is built of red brick and Shelvock freestone, and has a small tower and spire. It cost 560. This chapel was demolished in 1975.

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