Baschurch Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Baschurch Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Baschurch Wesleyan Methodist chapel on Shrewsbury Road was built in 1873.  It served until 2014 and has been sold for residential use.

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  • SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, 5 July 1872, page 8.
    “BASCHURCH.
    PROPOSED NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. On the 27th ult., [i.e. June] an inaugural meeting was held … some 300 persons sat at down to tea, provided on the lawn at the ‘Duncan’, in tents kindly lent for the occasion by T. S. Eyton, Esq. … the net proceeds of the day reached £20 which will be devoted to the erection of a neat chapel, to be capable of seating about three hundred people. Already £100 is promised in subscriptions … The Committee have purchased a first-class building site adjoining Dr Sandford’s, and are prosecuting their scheme with unremitting vigour. …”
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    WREXHAM ADVERTISER, Saturday 24 May 1873, page 6.
    “NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL AT BASCHURCH.
    On Monday, the memorial stones of a new Wesleyan Chapel in this village were laid by Mrs Thomas Groom, of Highfield House, Wellington, and Mr Richard Groom of Arleston … others also took part in the proceedings. The total cost of the building, which is to be in the Gothic style, and seated for 120 persons, is estimated to be about £500. The builders are Messrs Powell and Rogers, Prees. The sum already in hand, including the proceeds of Monday, amounts to upwards of £100, and with promised subscriptions and the aid of a bazaar, which is to be held during the year it is hoped the required funds will without difficulty, be raised.”
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    By Janice Cox (19/11/2020)

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