Snailbeach Primitive Methodist Chapel
Snailbeach Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodists had been meeting in the area for some years before the chapel was built. A draft lease for 60 years for a piece of land in Snailbeach was drawn up in 1875. Tenders to build the chapel were invited in March 1876 and work soon started. The foundation stone of this Primitive Methodist chapel was laid on Good Friday 14th April 1876 on land leased from the Marquis of Bath for 10s. a year for 60 years. The chapel opened on 13th August of that year. It was designed by Richard Parry of Minsterley and was built by William Evans of Yockleton at a cost of about £480. It had sittings for 175 worshippers. In 1889 the Marquis of Bath agreed to sell the chapel site together with the land around it, to make a burial ground, at a cost of £15 18s. 9d. It is still in use in 2020 as a Methodist chapel.
Grid ref: SJ 371020

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