Salem Congregational Chapel, Longden Commonl
[former] Salem Congregational Chapel, Longden Common
Religious meetings were held in a private house here which was licensed at the County Quarter Sessions in October 1834. In 1836 land was bought here and a small brick chapel, schoolroom and manse were built here in 1837. The chapel opened on Friday 10th November of that year. It reportedly had space for about 170 people. In the Religious Census of March 1851 there were 41 worshippers at their morning service and 61 at their evening service, plus 44 Sunday scholars in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. The chapel had a chequered history and eventually closed in 1967 and some of its pews were transferred to Longden Methodist chapel. The building has now been converted to residential use.
Grid ref: SJ 439053

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