Grimston Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (i), Leicestershire

Grimston, showing both chapels?
Gill. Josiah The history of Wesleyan Methodism in Melton Mowbray and the vicinity (1909) facing p208

Grimston Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1839/40. In 1851 the chapel provided 20 free and 24 other sittings. By 1860 the original building and subsequent extensions and alterations had cost £110. In 1873 and thereafter the chapel provided seating for about 100 persons.
The chapel was situated on the north side of the road to Saxelbye at the point where it turns sharply southeastwards (grid ref 685219). It seems to have been demolished to make way for the new chapel built in 1892.
The National Archives,1851 ecclesiastical census HO129/418/2/20
Leicestershire Record Office, N/M/NDD 1-15, Annual trust returns, Nottingham and Derby District 1860-1878
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
OS 25 inch Leicestershire XIX 3 1884

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  • Josiah Gill, in The History of Wesleyan Methodism in Melton Mowbray and the vicinity (1909) states (p158) that the first chapel was built in 1833. He also includes a photograph which possibly shows the two chapels together. The 25 inch Ordnance Survey map of 1884 would support this conclusion.

    By Philip Thornborow (20/09/2023)

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