Mapping Methodism – Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel (Mount Pleasant)

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Highway is an area to the east of Redruth. This profile of Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.

 

Heading north on the A393, take the right fork into Highway Lane. As it becomes Redruth Highway, the Primitive Methodist is on the right.

Primitive Methodist chapel, built 1835. Recorded on the 1st and 2nd Editions of the 1:2500 1880 and 1907 OS Maps. Now used as a village hall. (Cornwall Council Heritage Gateway)

Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel (Mount Pleasant) (Photo: Jo Lewis)

24 Nov 1836: Mortgage, site for Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel. Parties: 1) Samuel Trevena, Thomas Williams, Thomas Trenwith, John Harris, Thomas Hugo, William Harris, all miners; Paul Raby, mine agent; John Osborne, shoemaker; Richard Harris Moreton, builder, all Redruth. 2) Elizabeth Uren of Redruth. Land measuring 40×27 feet on Redruth Highway on which a Primitive Methodist chapel is being built. Recites 99 year lease of 3 June 1805 by Alexander Teague to party 1. Mortgage for £35. Witness: George Appleby. (Kresen Kernow MRR/4272)

1835: Build date. (SWChurches / My Primitive Methodists)

Seating for 152. (My Primitive Methodists)

HIGHWAY, Primitive, Redruth, 1835, 152, John Richard, minister. (Genuki)

John Richard, minister. (My Primitive Methodists)

Part of Redruth Primitive Methodist Circuit. (SWChurches)

1860: Certificate of registration, marriages, Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1388)

1880: Shown on map.

1884: “Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Sunday School annual treat was held on Saturday. Prior to the tea, the members of the school walked to Redruth. Lelant Brass Band was in attendance. The usual games were supplemented by foot racing, for small prizes. …” (8 August 1884 – Cornubian and Redruth Times)

7 Sep 1897: Memorandum of appointment, new trustees, Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel (Kresen Kernow MRR/4274)

1913: Sunday School built. (SWChurches)

28 Oct 1915: Copy lease, site of Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel. Parties: 1) William J Tregoning, wheelwright, of Scorrier. 2) James R Pryor, driver; Bertie Allen, Frederick Roberts, William Johnson, Frederick Ellis, all miners; Richard T Pappin, coal merchant; Stephen Nicholas, music dealer; Frank Evans, grocer; all Redruth; Thomas N Walters, miner, Tregajorran, Illogan; and Arthur W Johns, tanner, Treskerby, Gwennap. Chapel trustees. 3) William Raistrick, superintendent preacher of Redruth Primitive Methodist Circuit. Land measuring 40×27 feet on Redruth Highway, site of Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Church. Term: 5000 years. Rent: 5 shillings. Witness: Charles Thomas. (Kresen Kernow MRR/4273)

1908-1919: Papers, building work, Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel. Papers relating to renovation work and construction of new Sunday School. Includes correspondence and minutes, 1908-1919; building schedules and plans, 1908; estimates and accounts of new church scheme, 1909-1911; application forms to General Chapel Fund Committee, 1919. (Kresen Kernow MRR/4275)

1909-1928: Receipts, reports and correspondence, Redruth Highway Primitive Methodist Chapel. Receipts and correspondence, 1909-1928; letter of resignation as trustee, W J Roscholar, 1912; rules for chapel keeper; annual report form, Sunday School, 1923; minutes from quarterly meeting concerning division of Camborne and Redruth Primitive Methodist circuits, 1930s. (Kresen Kernow MRR/4276)

1932: The Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and the United Methodist Church amalgamated to become the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

1940: Seating for 144. (David Easton, Methodist minister and historian)

1948: Services ceased. (SWChurches / David Easton, Methodist minister and historian)

1967: Shown on map as a hall. (My Primitive Methodists)

Became the home of the local scout group. (My Primitive Methodists)

 

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