SHROPSHIRE NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Albert Hall, OswestryAlbert Road Evangelical Chapel, Oswestry
[former] English Calvinistic Methodist [a.k.a. Presbyterian] Chapel, Albert Road, Oswestry
The chapel was erected by Zion Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church for those who needed a service in the English language. The chapel, designed by local architect Mr Spaull, was built of brick with firebrick bands and black & white brick arches. It measured 45 ft by 30 ft, and was estimated to hold 300 worshippers. The builder was Mr George Jones & the carpenter & joiner was Mr Hudson of Gobowen. The chapel was opened on Sunday 1 July 1866, in what was described at the time as "one of most neglected parts of the town". The chapel was replaced by a new chapel in Oswald Road in 1889. The congregation expected to raise £400-£500 pounds for the former chapel's sale when they decided to sell it. The old building was described as "disused in April 1890 & in 1892 as the "Albert Road Mission Rooms" but in 1900 was not marked as a chapel on a Ordnance Survey map of that year. In 1903 a new facade was built on the front of the chapel (on the left). The chapel now forms part of the Evangelical Church.
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