[former] Bethesda Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Penylan Lane, Oswestry
This little chapel was built in 1856 for Welsh speaking Wesleyan Methodists who until then had met in a room near the Welsh Walls. In the 1851 Religious Census there were reported to have been 50 worshippers at their afternoon service and 106 at their evening one plus 20 Sunday scholars in the morning. The building in this photograph was their first purpose-built chapel. Unfortunately the inscription on the datestone is now totally illegible. It was replaced by a larger and more stylish building "Horeb", situated in Victoria Road, which opened in 1878. The old chapel was then bought by the Congregationalists who used it as a mission hall, which it still was in 1924 when marked as such on the Ordnance Survey map. It is now (2019) the "Penylan Laundry".
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