Shropshire

Methodist New Connexion and United Methodist Free Church places of worship registered by 1867

Shropshire: MNC chapels registered by 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 (https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/).
Shropshire - UMFC chapels registered by 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 (https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/).

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. Methodist sources reveal that a further four MNC chapels, and seven UMFC chapels were in use at this time. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: the chapel at Ifton Heath was registered by both the Wesleyan Reformers and the United methodist Free Churches. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

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 maps. The base map is provided under this licence

As can be seen, the two denominations were active in different parts of the county: the Methodist New Connexion along the upper Severn valley, and the United Free Methodist Churches in the industrial area around what is now Telford, and on the Welsh border.

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ChapelNotesDenominationRegistration District
Bicton’s Heath, BethelMNC1Shrewsbury
Brandlee, Dawley GreenMNC2Madeley
Cross Houses, EbenezerMNC3Atcham
Eaton Constantine, EbenezerMNC4Atcham
Grinshill, GroveMNC5Wem
Madeley, BethesdaMNC6Madeley
Shrewsbury, Tower Place, EbenezerMNC7Shrewsbury
Ifton HeathUMFC8Oswestry
The Lodge, Saint Martin’sWesleyan Reform8Oswestry
Ketley, Mount ZionFree Methodists9Wellington
Overley HillUMFC10Wellington
PreesgweneUMFC11Oswestry
SnedshillUMFC12Shiffnal
Waxhill Barracks, Wrockwardine WoodUMFC13Wellington
Pains Lane, Ebenezer[New Street. Oakengates]Wesleyan Reform14Wellington

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