SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Hopton Bank Primitive Methodist Chapel, Hopton Bank
This is the site of the original Primitive Methodist chapel at Hopton Bank (right on the road junction). It was built of rubble-stone in 1837 at a cost of 117 on land given by a local preacher Mr Dolphin, and was opened on Friday 4th August. It soon proved too small, so was enlarged in 1841. At the time of the 1851 Religious Census there were reported to have been 150 worshippers at the afternoon service and 180 at their evening one. The chapel was renovated in 1862 and re-opened on 6th April. The commemorative stone is still extant, but feint and difficult to read. The building is now converted to residential use. The adjoining plot of land was bought in 1860 at a cost of 20 for use as a burial ground. The chapel was replaced by a new building, "Bethel", in 1881.
Grid ref: SO 621767

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