Brown Heath Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Brown Heath Wesleyan Methodist chapel

The first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Brown Heath, Loppington, was opened in 1824. It accommodated 100 worshippers in free seats..

In 1873 a larger replacement chapel was opened and served until sometime between 1941 & 1973.  It was sold by auction on 30 November 1973 at Wem. On Street View in 2009, there is a house on the site.  Does it incorporate any of the chapel?

You can see a picture and more information about the chapels on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s Non-conformist Chapels website here.

Grid ref: SJ 463295

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  • CAMBRIAN NEWS, 13 June 1873, page 4.
    LAYING A MEMORIAL STONE. On Monday, June 2nd, the memorial stones of a new Wesleyan chapel at this place, was laid, when a large company assembled to witness the ceremony. The proceedings were commenced by the Rev. J. Nelson giving out a hymn, after which the Rev. W. Martin read a portion of Scripture, ane engaged in prayer. A short address was then delivered by the Rev. J. Nelson, and six stones were delivered by the following ladies:- Mrs Tutton, Mrs Crump, Mrs Waters, Mrs Barker, Mrs Wm. Mort, and Miss Metcalf. Each of the five ladies first-named put a £5 note upon the stones, and Miss Metcalf £10. Then followed an address by the Rev. J. Hearnshaw, of Westbromwich, at the close of which a number of persons proceeded to lay a brick, each putting something on the brick, the sums varying from 1s. to £5. Nearly £12 was realised in this way. Tea was provided in a spacious marquee erected for the occasion, and in the evening an impressive sermon was preached by the Rev. J. Hearnshaw. A collection was made at the close in aid of the building fund, and a report was read by Mr Withers showing that altogether over £80 was realised by the proceedings of the day. The chapel is intended to seat about 150, and will be built in the Gothic style.”

    By Janice Cox (28/11/2020)

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