Herefordshire Places of Worship

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Birch Methodist Chapel, Little Birch
Birch Methodist Chapel,
Barrack Hill,
Little Birch, Herefordshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1834, and we understand it is still open.

"Birch Methodist Chapel" is single-celled, with 2 long, round-arched windows in the front and in each side, and central porch. There is a foundation plaque above the porch, which reads 'Primitive Methodist Chapel', probably with a date, but I was unable to read it from Google StreetView. Pevsner says it was built in 1858, "still with the round-arched windows of the early 19th century, but already with barge-boards"; however according to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Herefordshire (1986), the present building is a replacement for an earlier chapel, erected in 1834.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO5060732489. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 4 Feb 2012 at 09:08.

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This Report was created 5 Aug 2017 - 16:30:59 BST from information held in the Herefordshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 3 Jan 2016 at 13:34.

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