Butterrow Methodist Chapel

1857 to late 20th century

Now a private residence

Undated postcard, courtesy of Howard Beard

The chapel was built by Nathan Sutton and his wife Jane who moved to Butterrow in 1834 with the railway – he worked as a ganger (laying track). Nathan’s nickname was Nathan the Prophet for his fire and brimstone sermons. Nathan and Jane are buried in the single grave in the graveyard. Nathan was my great great great grandfather. Nathan’s grandson built both The Myrtles and Laburnum Cottage along the lane. He was William Sutton who formed W Sutton & Sons painters and decorators and employed several Rodborough folk from about 1870. (information from a family member Rebecca Benneyworth)