Ashley cum Silverley: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 10, Cheveley, Flendish, Staine and Staploe Hundreds (North-Eastern Cambridgeshire). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2002.

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Dissenters registered a house for worship in 1820. (fn. 1) The rector in 1873 reported that there were three Wesleyan families. (fn. 2) A corrugated-iron Wesleyan mission hall seating 145 people was built in 1891, and was served by the Mildenhall (Suff.) circuit. (fn. 3) It closed shortly before 1983. (fn. 4)


  • 1. P.R.O., RG 31/2, Sudbury archdeac., no. 540.
  • 2. C.U.L., E.D.R., C 3/24.
  • 3. C.R.O., uncat. rec., Wesleyan Methodists, Mildenhall circuit, Ashley chap.; Methodist Ch. Bldgs.: Statistical Returns, 1940 (1947), p. 14.
  • 4. Camb. Evening News, 12 Nov. 1983.