Registered Wesleyan Methodist places of worship in Worcestershire, 1867

Places of Wesleyan Methodist worship in Worcestershire registered before 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867, derived from ‘A list of places of meeting for public religious worship, certified to the Registrar General’.   Remember that registration was not compulsory. The 1873 Wesleyan accommodation returns list 72 places of worship, and we are not aware of major revivals at this time. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. This is clearly the case in a number of places in Worcestershire. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Historically Worcestershire had very complex boundaries, which have been simplified since 1867. For convenience the chapels in the Borough of Dudley, which was administratively part of Worcestershire are shown on the page for Staffordshire. Most of the Dudley Registration District was properly part of Staffordshire.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The base map is provided under this licence

Most of the chapels in Worcestershire were part of the Birmingham and Shrewsbury District, although those in the south of the county were in the Bristol District. For information about their capacity, go to The returns of accommodation of 1873  The chapels are also mapped on Plates 3 and 7 of The Wesleyan Methodist Atlas  At this slightly later date ther appear to have been a further twenty-six chapels.

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ChapelNotesRegistration District
Beoley2King’s Norton
Birts Street4Upton-on-Severn
Bournheath, Claypit Lane5Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove, Kidderminster Road7Bromsgrove
Causeway Green, Cakemore9Stourbridge
Cookley, Wolverley11Kidderminster
Corse Lawn, Eldersfield12Upton-on-Severn
Crabb’s Cross, Feckenham13Alcester
Evesham, Chapel Street16Evesham
Great Malvern, Lansdowne CrescentChapel17Upton-on-Severn
Great Malvern, no.11 Lansdowne CrescentA buildingUpton-on-Severn
Ham Green, Feckenham18Alcester
Ham Green, FeckenhamAlcester
Headless Cross, Feckenham19Alcester
Kidderminster, Mill Street20Kidderminster
King’s Norton, Strickley Street21King’s Norton
Lickey End, Trinityjunction of the new and old Birmingham roads22Bromsgrove
Littleworth, Norton juxta Kempsey24Pershore
Lye, Dark Lane25Stourbridge
Oldbury26West Bromwich
Oldbury, Church Street, WesleyWest Bromwich
Pendock, Cromer Green27Tewkesbury
Redmarley, Drury Lane30Newent
Rowney Green, Alvechurch31Bromsgrove
Selly Oak32King’s Norton
Shipston-on-Stour, New Street33Shipston-on-Stour
Smith’s End Green, Leigh34Martley
Stourbridge, Kidderminster StreetA building35Stourbridge
Stourport, High Street36Kidderminster
The Forest, Rock37Cleobury Mortimer
Warley Wigorn, Hill TopA building39West Bromwich
Warley Wigorn, Hill TopWest Bromwich
Wyre Piddle40Pershore

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