Ashington: Protestant nonconformity

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1986.

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A P Baggs. C R J Currie. C R Elrington. S M Keeling. A M Rowland, 'Ashington: Protestant nonconformity', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham, (London, 1986) pp. 73. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt2/p73a [accessed 23 May 2024].

A P Baggs. C R J Currie. C R Elrington. S M Keeling. A M Rowland. "Ashington: Protestant nonconformity", in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham, (London, 1986) 73. British History Online, accessed May 23, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt2/p73a.

Baggs, A P. Currie, C R J. Elrington, C R. Keeling, S M. Rowland, A M. "Ashington: Protestant nonconformity", A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham, (London, 1986). 73. British History Online. Web. 23 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt2/p73a.

PROTESTANT NONCONFORMITY.

A Presbyterian preacher was licensed in 1672. (fn. 1) There were six nonconformists in the parish in 1676, (fn. 2) and two Baptists in 1724. (fn. 3)

A Wesleyan Methodist chapel on the east side of the high road was opened in 1890 or 1891, after a preacher from Shoreham had preached in a farm kitchen in Ashington over two years. The building, which was of iron, was succeeded by the present building of flint and red brick in 1894-5. There were 130 sittings in 1895 (fn. 4) and in 1940. (fn. 5) The Linfields, later of Oast House, were a prominent Methodist family in the parish. (fn. 6) In 1977 the chapel was served by a minister from Shoreham. (fn. 7)

Footnotes

  • 1. Cal. S.P. Dom. 1672, 235.
  • 2. S.R.S. xlv. 146.
  • 3. W.S.R.O., Ep. I/26/3, p. 13.
  • 4. Worthing Gaz. 25 June 1894; Suss. Coast Mercury, 15 June 1895; W. Suss. Gaz. 10 Dec. 1981; Kelly's Dir. Suss. (1895).
  • 5. Methodist Ch. Bldg. Return (1940).
  • 6. W. Suss. Gaz. 10 Dec. 1981.
  • 7. Notice at ch. 1977.