As the plaque says, the smallest of Scorton's three places of worship was built in 1842, on land obtained from the Duke of Hamilton.
North Lancashire was a stronghold of Wesleyan Methodism from the mid-19th Century until well into the 20th Century; several local villages have no public houses. However, it was initially opposed by the established church and when it reached Scorton in about 1812 was actively persecuted; on one occasion, those attending a prayer meeting were scalded by water poured down a chimney onto the fire. Luckily, the local mill owner, George Fishwick, was converted to Methodism and became a champion of the dissenting church; a book published in 1885 called him an 'apostle of Fylde Methodism'.
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