SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Plealey Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [former] Plealey Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
This chapel was built in 1828 for the use of Independents on land owned by Richard France. The chapel was registered for religious worship by Richard France at the county quarter sessions on 13th October 1828. In 1830 it became a Baptist chapel, and by 1851 its allegiance had been transferred to the Wesleyan Methodists. In 1851 the chapel had seating for 100 worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 they did not have a service, but reported that on averge they had 50 worshippers at their morning service and 40 at their afternon one. In 1854 a plot of land nearby was purchased for a burial ground. The chapel is built of brick, painted white, and it has a slate roof. The Methodist Conference in 1859 gave thanks to "Mr Richard France for the gift of the chapel at Plealey ... which has cost £230. The chapel was registered for marriages on 10th December 1934. It was still a Methodist chapel in 2017, but closed in 2018. It was de-registered as a place of religious worship on 31 January 2019.
Grid ref: SJ 423069.

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