Cornwall Chapels Photos and History

Redruth Bible Christian Chapel. Erected in 1863 with a school room underneath this chapel closed in the 1970's and was sold and became warehouse for motor parts. It has now been converted into apartments (2005).
Bodmin Bible Christian Chapel. This former Baptist Christian Chapel was built in 1851 and then became a St Johns Ambulance Hall. In 2014 the building went for sale with planning but I guess there were no takers because it remains in this state in 2016.
Wadebridge Bible Christian Chapel. The chapel is now part of the methodist church in Wadebridge - The Cornerstone Church. It was built in 1852 and restored in 1896 originally seating 220 people.
Goonhavern Bible Christian Chapel. The Methodist (Bible Christian) Chapel (a grade 2 listed building) was built in 1876 the same year as the Goonhavern School. The building is currently for sale (2017).
Truro, St Clement, Bible Christian. Built as a Bible Christian chapel possibly in 1838. It then became known as St Clement Street United Methodist Church then St Clement Street Methodist Church.The premises closed and were sold in 1976.
Innis Chapel. This remote chapel near Bodmin (and it is seriously remote being right down the end of a country track) was built in 1820, in a former Quaker cemetery, by William O'Bryan, founder of the Bible Christian Methodist movement.
Billy Bray's Chapel (Kerley Down). Also know as Three Eyes Chapel because of its windows, this is the second and only remaining chapel of three built by Billy Bray (1794–1868), a renowned Cornish tin miner and local preacher in the 'Bible Christian' Methodist denomination. Billy and his son worked all their spare time to help build the chapel, even after a hard day working the mines. The deed of trust was drawn up dated 4th July, 1836.
White Rose Chapel, Chacewater. Also known as the Zion Chapel This was built in 1905 on the outskirts of the village in the proliferation of chapels as the village became wealthy through mining This has been sympathetically converted to a 4 bedroom dwelling
There is reference to a Bible Christian Chapel in Wheal Rose, and also a preaching house which may have preceded this this is now converted to a barn/storage facility.
Fraddon Chapel. This Grade II listed building was constructed in 1877 by the Bible Christians. This then became Fraddon Methodist Chapel and Sunday School. In 2005 the methodist church closed, merging with the Indian Queens Wesleyan. In 2011 the building was put up for sale with detailed planning consent and listed building consent for conversion to two residential dwellings. As you can see, it has not progressed much.
St Columb Major. Bible Christian chapel, now office and workshop. Dated 1842, with later alterations. The plaque on the wall next to the door specifies it's date of build it is a grade 2 listed building.
Wheal Busy Bible Christian chapel is dated 1863. It stands along a single track lane. It is described as one of the best surviving complete examples of the simple wayside chapel in Cornwall and one of only 6 examples of its type to retain all the original fittings including box pews This chapel still holds occasional services and celebrations including (small) weddings
Greenbottom Bible Christian Chapel. There is a deed of Trust dated 1841 and it is also listed in the 1901 list of Bible Christian Chapels. There is also a memorandum of sale dated 1887 in the archives.

As part of a project elsewhere ( http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/ChurchesBritain/Cornwall_Index.htm) I am tracking down all the churches and chapels of Cornwall. Those that are lost and still standing, with as much history as I can find. I thought i should put them on this site as well, since it has been useful to me when trying to track down some history. I’ll not repeat those already here.

This page was added on 27/07/2018.

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