Protestant Nonconformity in South Croxton, 1829-1916

South Croxton is 9 miles south-east of Barrow upon Soar and 8 miles north-east of Leicester.


Primitive Methodists

The number of primitive Methodists in the Meeting House return of 1829 was described as ‘very few’ and no numbers were given.[1] There is no mention of any Primitive Methodist congregations in the census return of religious worship in 1851. In 1863 it is recorded that the village had a chapel for exclusive Primitive Methodist worship and it was constructed in 1857.[2] A Sunday school was present and was in association with the chapel.[3]


Latter Day Saints

The 1851 census records that there was a congregation of Latter Day Saints who met in a building  which was not exclusively used for worship, and which could seat 40 people.. On the 30th March 1851 an afternoon and an evening service had a congregation of 20 and 40 worshippers’ respectively. No average congregations were given for these services and no mention was made in respect of any associated Sunday school.[4]

[1] ROLLR QS 95/2/1/40

[2] White, Hist. Gaz. & Dir. Leics. (Sheffield, 1863) p.602

[3] White, Hist. Gaz. & Dir. Leics. (Sheffield, 1846: PO Dir. Leics. (1855)

[4] TNA HO 129/416/79

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