Mapping Methodism – Blowing House Primitive Methodist (Grenifer) Chapel

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Blowinghouse or Blowing House is an area to the east of Reduth Hospital, the old workhouse. This profile of Blowinghouse Primitive Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.


In 1849 a Joel Blamey (a Bible Christian convert and once leader at the Blowinghouse / Grenifer Chapel…now lost) moved to Tuckingmill on the closure of Blowinghouse Chapel. (My Primitive Methodists)


The 1850 Chapel

A Primitive Methodist chapel is recorded on the 1st Edition 1:2500 1880 OS Map at this location in Blowinghouse. By 1907 there is no chapel shown on the 2nd Edition 1:2500 OS Map. (Cornwall Council Heritage Gateway)

There were weekly class meetings at Roscroggan, Tolvaddon Downs, Illogan Downs, Lower Melrose, Pool, Blowinghouse/Grenifer (in the valley behind us…and the base of the meeting house remains built next to the old stream works), Condurrow, Pengegon and Illogan Highway. (My Primitive Methodists)

The chapel location has been determined by reference to the Cornwall Council Heritage Gateway map.

From this 1851 return we can deduce that a new chapel was built in 1850 which, presumably, replaced the one closed in 1849, when Joel Blamey transferred to Tuckingmill.

1850: Blowing House Primitive Methodist Chapel built. (1851 Place of Public Religious Worship Return)

1880 & 1888: Shown on maps. (

Closure date unknown.

1908: No longer shown on map. (

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