New Meeting Chapel, empty and derelict, in the yard of the Handyman shop, between 20 and 22 High Street in October 2008

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  • Can anyone provide more info on this chapel please? I have done some internet searches but I haven’t had much luck. Was it similar to the John Bunyan Meeting chapel in Bedford? Are there any photos of the interior or from its heyday? Maybe any personal reminiscences? Any links would be great. Thanks! Ben

    By Ben (01/06/2017)
  • There is very little on this chapel. In Tebbutts book on the history of St Neots he says – In 1827 there was a split in the Independents (Congregational), using the Old Meeting Chapel in the High Street. Stephen Dobson the minister, with a part of the congregation, separated and formed a new sect. They bought space in this yard and built a chapel. Dobson became the minister in 1831. However in a few years the chapel closed and in 1844 a committee, formed from the Baptists, Wesleyans and Independents, opened a British School here. This carried on until 1862, children from Eynesbury using the private road from Brook Street.

    The building was used as a warehouse for many years. The outside measures 40 feet by 32 feet. Inside the pulpit was at the west end and along the east end was a gallery with a staircase at each end.

    By sue (03/06/2017)

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