SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Weston Rhyn [former] Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Weston Rhyn
The Wesleyans had a chapel here, previously belonging to a congregation of Wesleyan Methodist Reformers, who had occupied a building as a place of worship since 1843. In the Religious Census of 1851 there were 18 & 20 worshippers at their afternoon & evening services, plus 29 Sunday scholars in the morning here. The chapel was on the north side of the main road through Weston Rhyn. In 1903 a new chapel was built on the opposite side of the road at a cost of about 1000. The foundation stones were laid on the 8th of October 1903. The old chapel was then used as a Sunday School, but the site is now just a grassy patch. The chapel was registered for the solemnization of marriages on 27th March 1911. The 1903 chapel seems to have closed in the late 1960s, and was de-registered as a place of religious worship on 30 June 1967. There is now a house on the site which looks like a much-altered former chapel.
Grid ref: SJ 287358


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