SHROPSHIRE NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Ketley
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ketley
The foundation stones of this chapel were laid on Monday 30 April 1883. The chapel was built on a site adjoining the previous Wesleyan chapel erected in 1832 which by 1883 was dilapidated and too small, but which was to be used as a Sunday School. The new chapel had a seating capacity for 150 worshippers and cost about 450. The architect was Mr H. Isitt of Bradford (who also designed the Wesleyan chapel in Wellington opened in the same year) and the builder was Mr A. Roper of Wellington. The chapel closed in 1961 and was demolished in 1964.
The 1832 chapel had seating for 226 worshippers. On Census Sunday 1851 there were 186 worshippers at their morning service and 185 at their evening service, plus 72 Sunday scholars in the morning.

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