Protestant Nonconformity in Croxton Kerrial

Croxton (pronounced Crow-son) Kerrial is in north-east Leicestershire, 10 miles north-east of Melton Mowbray

Four nonconformists were living in the village in 1676.[1] Just one dissenter, a Quaker, was reported to be in the village in 1706.[2]

There was a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in 1851, built in 1835 and able to accommodate 160 worshippers. Only an afternoon service was held on Sunday 30 March 1851, attended by 110 people.[3]

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[1]A. Whiteman, The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition (London, 1986), p. 339

[2] J. Broad (ed.), Bishop Wake’s Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln, 1706-1715 (Oxford, 2012), II, 759.

[3] TNA, HO 129/427/36