Burton council school Wesleyan preaching place

Burton council school Wesleyan preaching place was in use by 1881 when it provided 80 sittings. This number fell to 36 between 1901 and 1911 and by it had ceased to be used by 1931, the reason being “withdrawn”

John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, Melton Circuit 1873/499, 1881/565, 1891/612, 1901/625, 1911/591, 1931/598

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  • This school was in the village of Burton Lazars. According to Josiah Gill, in his ‘History of Wesleyan Methodism in Melton Mowbray and the vicinity’ (1909) , a small class existed from 1815, and by 1829 membership was 30, but they were unable to acquire land for a property. He notes (p131) that “the worship each Sunday has been for many years held in the Day Schoolroom”.

    By Philip Thornborow (04/10/2023)

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