SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Madeley
[former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church Street, Madeley
Just prior to building a chapel the congregation met in an upper room in a dwelling house. They then built this charming chapel in the classical style in 1833 on land presented by the family of the late Mr Benjamin Smith. It was described at the time as "very neat and substantial", measuring 38 ft x 26 ft. and cost about 380. The chapel opened on the 14th August 1833, with a debt of only 100 remaining after donations of 280. Due to a greatly increasing congregation the chapel was soon outgrown and a grand new one was built in 1841. The 1833 chapel still stands & is now a private residence. The Madeley Local History website has a very nice drawing of the 1833 chapel by Maggie Humphry.
Grid ref: SJ 696042

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