SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Mainstone Primitive Methodist Chapel [former] Mainstone Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodists had been meeting in local cottages for over 60 years before a chapel was built in Mainstone. Plans were in hand in 1866 to build a chapel there, at a prospective cost of 100, but this was not done. In 1892 Mr C. H. Tindall granted a site on a 99 year lease at a rent of 5s. p.a. & he also gave the stone for the building. This stone chapel, designed & built by Mr. T. Jones of Bishop's Castle, was erected in 1892 at a cost of about 240. The foundation stones were laid on Monday 1st August 1892. It was officially opened on the following 30th November. It was still in use in April 2005, but has now closed, and the building put up for sale in October 2015. It was de-registered as a place of religious worship in March 2016. For a view of the unusual datestone, click here.
Grid ref: SO 276877

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