Hollinwood Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Hollinwood Wesleyan Methodist chapel
Janice Cox
Hollinwood Wesleyan Methodist chapel

The first Hollinwood Wesleyan Methodist chapel dates from 1841. A replacement chapel was built in 1898.

Street View in 2009 shows it as unused.

You can see pictures and more information on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s Non-Conformist Chapels site here.

Grid ref: SJ 522362  Platt Lane, Hollinwood

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  • WHITCHURCH HERALD, 15 January 1898, page 8
    “TO BUILDERS. Tenders are invited for the erection of a NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL, at Hollinwood, near Whitchurch. Plans and specifications can be obtained on application to Mr. J. Harry Pickard, Architect, Whitchurch. Tenders to be sent in to the Rev. G. S. Meek, St. John’s Street, Whitchurch, by 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon, 21st inst. endorsed ‘Tender for New Chapel’.” … .
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    WHITCHURCH HERALD, Saturday 5 March 1898. page 2.
    “HOLLINWOOD. NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL.
    As briefly announced in our last issue the foundation stones of this new chapel were laid on Wednesday, February 23rd. Great interest was taken in the ceremony by residents in the parish and by many Wesleyan friends from Whitchurch and other parts of the circuit, and when the proceedings opened at three p.m. a large crowd had assembled in the field around the foundations of the building. The site selected, which is part of a field belonging to Mr. Levi Green, and having a frontage to the road, is admirably adapted for the purpose, and occupies a commanging position. The proceedings commenced by the singing of a hymn, after which a lesson was read by the Rev. R. Stevenson. The Rev. W. E. Holt having offered prayer, the Rev. G. S. Meek gave a brief review of the origin of the scheme for the new chapel … He then called upon the Rev. T. A. Allen to lay the first stone [there follows a list of the ladies & gentlemen who laid stones, together with their donations] … At 4-30 p.m. an excellent tea was provided in the chapel and schoolroom … and partaken of by a large number of friends.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, Saturday 24 June 1899, page 8.
    “HOLLINWOOD. WESLEYAN CHAPEL. A bazaar, the last of a series of special efforts, to raise funds to defray the cost of this new chapel, was held on Wednesday in the old chapel … The attendance was very satisfactory, and the receipts amounted to about £60 … .”
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    By Janice Cox (24/11/2020)

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