SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Welsh Frankton Congregational (later URC) Chapel
Welsh Frankton Congregational (later United Reformed Church) Chapel

Although there is no datestone or denominational stone visible on the chapel, on 15 June 1984 they held a special service to celebrate their 150th anniversary. The chapel was built in 1834 at a cost of 420. A stable was added in 1846. In 1851 the chapel had seating for just over 200 worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were 97 worshippers at their morning service and 76 at their evening one. They had between 80 and 85 Sunday scholars. In 1877 the interior was thoroughly renovated with new seating and a new rostrum, and the gallery was removed, all at a cost of 120. In 1880 a Sunday School was erected adjoining the chapel. It was reported in 1891 that there were 150 sittings in the chapel. In the latter part of the century two new harmoniums were bought. This chapel, with a former manse at one end, was still used by the U.R.C. in 2020.
To see two photographs of the chapel taken in May 2019, click here and here.
Grid ref: SJ 365331.

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