MSO10444 - Weirside, Edbrooke Road, Winsford (Building)


A former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, built shortly after 1884 to replace an earlier chapel to the northwest (MEM22744). It has since been converted to a house.

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Full Description

'Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)' shown on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The building does not appear on the 1st Edition map. [2] Converted to a house, named Weirside. [3] Little evidence remains of the former Methodist Chapel, built c.1890 and now a private house, apart from the original pointed arch opening with moulded drip stone, and vertical plank door with ornate strap hinges. An earlier Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (MEM22744) dates from the late 18th Century but became the village hall from 1884 when the new Methodist Chapel was built. (N.B. both dates mentioned above are as stated in the text of the source) [4] The Wesleyan Chapel had a lively congregation and seemed to thrive until the Second World War. Ministers were attached to a circuit and conducted services throughout the district on a rota system. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2005. Landline Information.
  • <4> Report: Fisher, J.. 2005. Winsford: Village Character Appraisal. 16,17.
  • <5> Leaflet: Various. 2004. A Winsford Anthology. 26.



Grid reference Centred SS 9068 3483 (17m by 15m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 19421

Record last edited

Jul 20 2016 2:30PM


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