SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS


[former] Obley Primitive Methodist Chapel, in the parish of Clunbury

It was said at the time that a want for a Primitive Methodist chapel had long been felt in the neighbourhood. Tenders were invited for the building of this chapel in April 1880. It was then built at a crossroads in a remote location and opened on Sunday the 19th September of that year. The cost of the building was about 140. The architect was Mr Thomas Evans of Brampton Bryan and the builder was Messrs Jones & Son of Bishop's Castle. The chapel was registered as a place of religious worship on the 22nd October 1880. The inscription on the commemorative stone reads "PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL ERECTED AD 1880". The building was still in use as a chapel in 1949 but was sold in 1970, and de-registered as a place of religious worship on the 21st June 1971. About 2003 it was converted to residential use.
Grid ref: SJ 331781

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