SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, St.John's Hill, Shrewsbury
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, St.John's Hill, Shrewsbury
This large and impressive chapel was built in 1879, to the design of G.B.Ford of Burslem. It is in the Italianate style, and built of plain and moulded bricks. The interior contained particularly fine woodwork by Landucci. The chapel closed c. 2005 & was put up for sale and has since been converted into apartments. This building replaced a chapel which had been built in 1805 on the same site, at a cost of about 2000, and accomodted about 700 worshippers. It had been described by contemporaries as "handsome and spacious", and contained galleries and a small organ. The first Wesleyan Methodist chapel had been built in Hill's Lane in 1781, and was opened by John Wesley himself.
For views of the interior of the chapel before it was stripped of all its furniture, click here and here.
Grid ref: SJ489124

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