SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Hadnall Primitive Methodist Chapel [former] Hadnall Primitive Methodist Chapel
Early Primitive Methodists were meeting in houses in Hadnall by c. 1822. In 1838 a Primitive Methodist circuit based on Hadnall was estblished.This small brick chapel, fronting the turnpike road to Shrewsbury was erected in 1862 at a cost of 320, of which 140 had already been raised, which included money from the sale of their old chapel . The concluding services for the opening of the new chapel took place on the 19th April 1862. The chapel was 30 feet by 24 feet, and could accomodate 180 worshippers. Mr Walford was the architect and builder, who designed a chapel which was described at the time as "original". It had a beautiful rostrum and sixteen rising pews. It closed c.1950 and was sold c.1953. The building was reported to be disused and empty in 1990. The building collapsed early in 1993 and was being demolished when this photograph was taken in the early 21st century.
Grid ref: SJ 521196
There is a very good drawing of this chapel before it was demolished in "An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Central England", Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, (1986), page 195. For a rough sketch of the building, click here.

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