SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shrewsbury
[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Castle Court, Castle Street, Shrewsbury
A congregation of Primitive Methodists was established in the town in 1822 and met in temporary accommodation until they bought the former Sandemanian Chapel in Castle Court, Castle Street, for 850, where their first service was held in June 1826. This chapel was replaced by the present building in 1863, whose cost was kept down to about 470 by using materials from the old building. Underneath the chapel were built two vestries and a schoolroom as well as other conveniences. The chapel's corner stone was laid on 29th June 1863 and the chapel opened on the 27th September following. The chapel continued in use until 1957 when the building was sold for 2,000, and the congregation united with the Methodist Church on St.John's Hill. The building (in the picture) was used for commercial purposes for some time, but is now (2017) converted into apartments.
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