SHROPSHIRE NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Harmer Hill Independent Chapel
Mount Zion, Harmer Hill Independent Chapel, now Harmer Hill Presbyterian Church of Wales Chapel
This chapel was built as an Independent chapel in 1833 at a cost of 700, on land given by Mr R. P. Bickerton, Esq. of Newton on the Hill. It held its first service on 29th April 1834. In 1851 it had seating for 200 people. On census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were 70 people at their morning service and 61 at their evening service, together with 12 Sunday scholars. The chapel was renovated in 1893 and had modern lamps installed. In 1920 the building was acquired by the Presbyterian Church of Wales, who still use it (2020). It has its own burial ground adjoining and a manse attached to the north end of the chapel. There are two date stones on the chapel, one over the doorway at the south end: "INDEPENDENT CHAPEL 1833" and the other on the side wall facing the road [on the left]: "PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WALES 1920".
Grid ref: SJ 489226

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