Madeley Wood Zion Methodist New Connexion chapel

Zion Methodist New Connexion chapel in Madeley Wood was built in 1827. . It opened in 1828. It accommodated 160 people.

The chapel was rebuilt in 1876 but closed in 1900 due to lack of support. The building no longer exists.

I cannot find the chapel on old Ordnance Survey maps.  Where was it?

You can read more about it on Janice Cox’s Shropshire ‘s Non-Conformist Chapels website here.

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 24 November 1883, page 7.
    “MADELEY WOOD.
    METHODIST NEW CONNEXION ZION CHAPEL. The above chapel, having been closed for cleaning and painting, was opened for Divine service on Sunday last, when Rev. J. Stark (circuit minister) preached in the morning; Mr. W. H. Brocksop, of Madeley, in the afternoon; and Mr. W. Bemrose, of Dawley, in the evening. The congregations were very good, and the collections, which were in aid of the Renovation Fund, amounted to £9 3s. 6d. On the following Monday afternoon, a public tea meeting was held, when a large number sat down. A public meeting also took place afterwards, which was addressed by Revs. D. Brearley (of Wolverhampton), W. Chapman (of Madeley), and J. Stark (Dawley), &c. Mr. H. P. Dunnill, of Broseley, presided.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 30 August 1884, page 7.
    “MADELEY WOOD.
    ZION METHODIST NEW CONNEXION CHAPEL. On Tuesday, the children of the Sunday School connected with this place of worship had their annual treat. The tea was laid in the schoolroom, and ample justice was done to the good fare provided for the scholars. Tea being over, each child was made the happy recipient of a suitable book. They then proceeded to a field, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. J. Page, where numerous games were played, and racing took place, the winners being presented with prizes …”.
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 13 April 1889, page 7.
    [MADELEY WOOD]
    “ENTERTAINMENT. An entertainment in aid of the society fund of the Methodist New Connexion Church, Madeley Wood, was given in the Wharfage Room, Ironbridge, on the 4th inst., to a full house … At the close a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the performers and a special one to Mr. Evans, who so ably presided at the painoforte as soloist and accompanist.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 28 January 1893, page 8.
    [MADELEY WOOD]
    “BAZAAR. In order to wipe off a small debt on Zion Chapel, the Methodist New Connexion people, who worship there, had a bazaar in the Wharfage Lecture Room on Tuesday and Wednesday, which was fairly well attended … Mr. White, in opening the proveedings, referred to the origin of the Methodist New Connexion, its age (nearly 100 years), and its purpose – pioneers of a liberal policy and of democratic method of government. On the motion of Mr. Boycott a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. White for his kindness in coming amongst them to open the bazaar.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 3 November 1900, page 11.
    “IRONBRIDGE.
    A CHAPEL CLOSED. The chapel known as “Zions”, belonging to the Methodist New Connexion, through want of support was this week closed by the trustees, and the last sermon was preached on Sunday.”
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    By Janice Cox (17/03/2021)

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