Corfe Castle

The former Wesleyan chapel at Corfe Castle, summer 2022

The final chapel of the eight in our tour of the Isle of Purbeck in 2022.

There are two entries in the 1851 Religious Census. There was no chapel at the time.

Place of worship: None.

Parish or place: Corfe Castle.

Date erected, consecrated or licensed: Not known.

Religious denomination: Wesleyan Methodist.

Informant: William Balson, Steward.

Estimated attendance on Sunday 30 March 1851: morning 20, afternoon [not stated], evening 70.

 

Place of worship: None.

Parish or place: Corfe Castle.

Date erected, consecrated or licensed: [not stated].

Religious denomination: Wesleyan Methodist.

Informant: Thomas Beaves, Steward.

Estimated attendance on Sunday 30 March 1851: morning [not stated], afternoon [not stated], evening 60.

I do not know when the chapel was built. There may be some records under Swanage Methodist Circuit in the Dorset History Centre.

 

There was also at that time a Primitive congregation of 36 in the afternoon and 52 in the evening; no chapel was built as far as I know.

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