SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

 Primitive Methodist Chapel, Minsterley Primitive Methodist Chapel, Minsterley
This brick-built chapel was erected in 1924. The building was licensed for the solemnization of marriages on 31st March 1925, in place of the former chapel which was "disused". This modern chapel is still in use by the Methodist Church in 2020. The Primitive Methodists first missioned Minsterley in 1822. They built a chapel in 1850 on a site at The Grove. It was described in 1851 as a "neat brick chapel". In the 1851 Census on 30th March, the old chapel had 60 worshippers at its afternoon service and 69 at its evening one, as well as 35 & 18 children at their two Sunday school services. The chapel had seating for 224 worshippers. The first marriage to take place there took place in 1860. Old O.S. maps show that it had a burial ground attached.
There are 3 photographs of the modern chapel (one internal) taken in 1990, deposited in Shropshire Archives.
Grid ref: SJ 373052.

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