SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ditherington, Shrewsbury [former] Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ditherington a.k.a. Old Heath, Shrewsbury
In 1844 a chapel was built in Long Row, which by 1882 had become too small for the growing population. In 1851 it was reported that there were 100 free sittings, and at their evening service on Census Sunday in March there were 23 worshippers. In November 1882 the foundation stones of a new chapel, built on the site of the old chapel, were laid. The cost of the new chapel was about 300, to be built by Mr Oliver Jones, builder, of Shrewsbury to plans by Mr A. H. Taylor. A bottle was put into the wall which contained the names of the chapel officials, copies of local newspapers, a circuit plan and a coin of the realm. The chapel has now closed and been demolished.
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