Wimborne Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Wimborne Methodist church in King Street
Mark Churchill January 2022
Wimborne Wesleyan Methodist chapel

The 1940 list of Methodist buildings shows a Wesleyan Methodist chapel in King Street, Wimborne.

Mark Churchill, who supplied the picture, suggests that what we see in the picture is a new suite of rooms at the front with the old chapel behind.

The 1900 Ordnance Survey map confirms that the current Wimborne Methodist church in King Street  is on the site of the former Wesleyan Methodist chapel. That said, the footprint is not quite the same.  What’s the story?

Geograph tells us that the King Street chapel was built in 1868. The first purpose-built Wesleyan church in Wimborne was an 1820 brick building next to the White Hart pub in West Row – see here for the picture. Previously the society had met in a house in West Borough.  Street Map in 2016 shows it as Wimborne Masonic Hall

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  • I was recently able to take another look at the Wimborne chapel. It is indeed a complete rebuild on the original site not just an addition at the front. Sorry for the error.

    By Mark Churchill (02/06/2022)

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