Long Sutton, Sutton Crosses Wesleyan Chapel

This hamlet, otherwise known as Two Crosses, lies just south of the town of Long Sutton. The 1851 Census of Religious Worship records a Wesleyan chapel built 1839, this an entire and separate building with 100 sittings and used exclusively as a place of worship.

Farmer John Richardson was the designated ‘leader’, he being one of the old Wesleyan preachers of Long Sutton. The build year was the same as the town’s new Wesleyan so this was probably an outpost. Said to have closed c.1860 although there was still a place of worship here in 1894 with services every Sunday.

In 1900 a Nonconformist (but non-denominational) timber mission-hall opened with much input from the Wesleyans—this was possibly on the same site as the chapel. It closed c.1940 and is now a private dwelling.

 

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