High Holborn

near Brilley

27th June 1992
Dave Hill
18th January 2015
Dave Hill

Brilley: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel SMR no. 36915, OS grid ref: SO 2656 5103

Brilley Chapel is only 150 yards from the road that forms the Welsh border on BrilleyMountain. It is an unusual chapel as it is situated over 800 foot above sea level.

The chapel was built in 1878 as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and is still standing today as a small, green, corrugated iron structure with small windows. Some people refer to it as the “Iron Chapel”. Seating for 62.

By 1882 there was a weekly Sunday service at 2.30pm and a Wednesday evening service once a month. In 1931 the Circuit Plan for this area showed that the chapel still had Sunday services (although now held in the evening) and a Wednesday service every two weeks.

By January 1967, services were no longer held in the chapel and it was agreed that the building would be sold.

(Information taken from Fred Bluck, Methodism in the Marches)

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