Brixworth Methodist Chapel



The Methodist chapel at Church Street, Brixworth dates back to 1811 and had at least two connections with the Howcutt family.

On the evening of 29 October 1826, Edward Walton, his daughter and her children attended a service there. It was whilst this was taking place that their house was broken into and various items stolen. Edward Blunt, William Smith and James Howcutt were later convicted of the offence and transported to Tasmania.

It appears that the Howcutts at Brixworth were mainly Anglicans. However, at least one member attended the Methodist chapel - when James' great nephew William Howcutt (1860-1892) enlisted in the Army in March 1878 his religious denomination was recorded as Wesleyan Methodist.

The chapel building is now in residential use.