SHROPSHIRE NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[English] Oswestry Wesleyan Methodist chapel [English] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Beatrice Street, Oswestry
The foundation stones of this gothic chapel with a tower and spire were laid on the 9th June 1870. Underneath one of the stones a bottle was placed containing a parchment document, a local newspaper, the "Methodist Recorder", a circuit plan and coins of 1870 issue. The chapel was built of Cefn stone by Mr John Ward of Oswestry and designed by Mr W. H. Spaull of Oswestry. The cost of the building was about 2000. The chapel seated about 440 worshippers. The chapel closed sometime during the 20th century and has now been demolished. There is a drawing of the chapel in the "Oswestry Advertiser" of the 15th June 1870 on page 6.
Grid ref: SJ 292298
There was a previous Methodist chapel in Coney Green, off Salop Street which was reported in 1851 to have been built in 1811 & was "a good brick structure" , without galleries and with room for 400 worshippers.

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