[former] The Grit Primitive Methodist Chapel
[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, The Grit (a.k.a. White Grit)
This small chapel was built in 1865. "On Monday last [i.e. 19th June 1865] the foundation stone of a new Primitive Methodist Chapel was laid at the above place by Miss Farmer, of the Down. An address was delivered by the Rev. J. Webster of Congleton to a large concourse of people. A collection was made on the ground, which amounted to 16 15s. 1d." In June 1866 it was reported in the Primitive Methodist Magazine that "At the Grit we have built a good substantial chapel, which has cost about 180, and which is the only place of worship in the neighbourhood." The chapel was reportedly still in use in 2000 but has now closed and been sold. According to a local informant, plans were submitted for its conversion to a house but were refused on the grounds that the local main drains were already working at full capacity. When visited in February 2019 the property was seemingly derelict and stripped of its furniture.
For a view of the inscription on the wall behind the (removed) podium, click here.
Grid ref: SO 316976
This chapel is included in this website (despite being just over the border into the Welsh county of Montgomeryshire) because it is so close to the county boundary and was in the Bishop's Castle Methodist circuit. The county boundary runs through the middle of The Grit!

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