Old Fen Lane Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:1839 Old Fen Lane Primitive Methodist chapel

1839 Old Fen Lane Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1995

location of Old Fen Lane Primitive Methodist chapel

Old Fen Lane, Scrub Hill LN4 4XD

By Christopher Hill

Old Fen Lane Chapel was near the hamlet of Scrub Hill in the civil parish of Wildmore, at its western boundary with the parish of Coningsby. The Primitive Methodist chapel at Old Fen Lane dates from 1839. It was rebuilt in 1857.

The chapel closed in 2004.

location: 232554

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 05/10/2015.
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Ref. Meth/C/Wildmore, Old Fen Lane, Primitive: Wildmore, Scrub Hill,  Primitive Methodist Chapel, built 1939, rebuilt 1859, empty building in year 2004.

Ref. Meth/C/Old Fen Lane (Primitive)/H/5/1: Sunday School Union Annual Report, year 1917.

Ref. MLI99103: Scrub Hill Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wildmore, built 1839.

By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella)
On 04/12/2017

Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

Ref. Meth/C/Old Fen Lane (Primitive) /E/4/1: Architectural Plan, New Sunday School Room, c.1938.

Ref. Meth/C/Old Fen Lane (Primitive) /E/5/1: to include photographs of interior and exterior of former PM Chapel, 2002.

Ref. Meth/C/Old Fen Lane (Primitive)/ D/1.1 (or D/I/1): Title Deeds, boundary of property, etc., 1938, 1939. 

A/4/1: Seat Rent Book 1870-1919. B/2/2: Property Schedule 'B' Form. I/9/1: Handbill for Garden Fete, 1980. Other documents.


By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella)
On 14/05/2018

Extra: Recently advertised for sale, e.g., via Rightmove some pictures of interior and exterior of PM Chapel converted into a 3 bedroomed home.

By Ray & Marie.
On 14/05/2018

Often a interesting historical background can be compiled from studying Preachers Plans.

At the Lincolnshire Archives there are Preaching Plans that should include Old Fen Lane Chapel after the unification of all Methodist groups, i.e., Coningsby Methodist Circuit from 1933 to c.2004, Ref. M/A/1/20 (Coningsby). 

Before unification Scrub Hill Primitive Methodist Chapel was under pastoral care and administration of the Horncastle Primitive Methodist Circuit, yet PM Preaching Plans we have not located (yet?). However, amongst records for the former Horncastle PM Circuit there are baptisms from c.1839 to 1932. These may be baptisms at PM Chapels within the circuit, or baptisms taking place at the main circuit PM Chapel. The ref. is Meth/B/Horncastle P/A/1/1 & 2.

By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella)
On 14/05/2018

Note: This PM Chapel was also known as Wildmoor Fen (Wildmore Fen) PM Chapel.

By Ray & Marie.
On 14/05/2018