Hathern Wesleyan (Reform) Branch preaching place, Leicestershire

The United Methodist Free Church building in Hathern, Green Hill resized
Philip Thornborow, 2019

In 1851 the Hathern Wesleyan Branch had exclusive use of a room in a larger building. It provided 70 free sittings.


The National Archives HO129/415/1/11/38 1851 Ecclesiastical census

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  • Photograph added. Thanks Philip.

    By Christopher HILL (19/01/2021)
  • This chapel appears to have been built in 1846 as a Wesleyan Reform chapel. Although it was a UMFC chapel, appearing on the 1878 Circuit plan and in the Free Methodist Manual of 1898, for some reason the compilers of trade directories listed it as a Methodist New Connexion cause. Methodism can be very confusing to the non-Methodist. The chapel stood on Green Hill, grid reference SK502224. Unusually for a Free Methodist chapel it was sold to the Catholics in 1908. I have provided the editors with a recent photograph.

    By Philip Thornborow (19/01/2021)

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