SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

whittington Congregational Chapel Whittington Congregational Chapel
The first Congregational chapel in Whittington was built in 1844, for a congregation formed four years previously, whose members had met in a small cottage. The chapel was built at a cost of 280 and was opened on the 8th September 1844. In 1851 it was described as "small", but had seating for about 170 worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were 30 worshippers at their morning service and 18 at their evening one. By 1897 it had been decided to build a new chapel on a different site, "more suited to modern requirements & in a better position", but not far from the existing building, for which this is the drawing. The cost of the new chapel was 580. The foundation stones of the new chapel were laid on the 9th September 1897 and the chapel opened on 17th February 1898. By 2004 this chapel had been demolished & in its place there is a pair of cottages [Lavender Cottage & Chapel Cottage] which have the chapel foundation stones dated 1897 inserted into their front walls.
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