Broadwoodwidger Chapels

 

 

 

Grinacombe Moor Methodist Chapel
Grinacombe Moor Methodist Chapel

Over the winter of 2017-8, members will be doing research into the four chapels that have been features of Parish life in the past, namely

 

Grinacombe Moor Methodist Chapel (founded in 1844 as a Bible Christian chapel and re-built in 1898), which is still operating, but which may close soon;

 

Downicary Chapel, which was founded as a Wesleyan Chapel in 1815 and re-built in 1861 but closed in 2010, and was sold in 2013;

 

Rexon Cross Chapel, which was founded in 1860 as a Bible Christian chapel but closed in December 2013 and was sold in November 2014;

 

Thorn Cross Baptist Chapel, which was founded in 1881 but which closed just before its centenary.

 

Following the presentations at our March meeting, the research done so far relating to the Downicary and Thorn Cross Chapels is now available on this website - just click on the images of those chapels below.  It is hoped that the research done on the other chapels will be able to be uploaded on to the website fairly soon.

 

The former Downicary Chapel after conversion into a home
The former Downicary Chapel after conversion into a home
Thorn Cross Chapel, as depicted in the 1980 sales particulars
Thorn Cross Chapel, as depicted in the 1980 sales particulars
Rexon Cross Chapel, shortly after its sale in 2014
Rexon Cross Chapel, shortly after its sale in 2014