Helstone Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Helstone Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Whilst looking for Helstone Bible Christian chapel, I chanced across the former Wesleyan chapel in the village.  Street View shows it in 2009  in residential use, with a newly painted datestone showing 1826.

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  • This building is listed, see https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1142728 where there is a description and recent photograph. Christopher Stell includes it in ‘An inventory of nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses in South-West England’ (HMSO, 1991) where he includes a photograph, on page 27, from when it was still in use.
    It was built in 1826 and remained in Wesleyan use until after 1882 (when it appears on the OS maps as a Wesleyan Methodist chapel). It appears (under the parish name of Lanteglos) in the 1867 list of registered chapels, and in the 1873 Accommodation returns (when it could seat 100). At some point between 1882 and 1905 it passed into Bible Christian hands, and I have added a page to My United Methodists to complete the story.

    By Philip Thornborow (26/07/2021)

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