Norbiton Primitive Methodist chapel

Victoria Hall Victoria Road KINGSTON UPON THAMES KT1 3DW

By Christopher Hill

Victoria Road Primitive Methodist chapel in Norbiton was one of three Primitive Methodist chapels in Kingston on Thames, the others being on Richmond Road and an iron church in Arlington Road.

The chapel was built in 1866.  It replaced the former Ebenezer Strict Baptist chapel.  It was sold to Kingston Polytechnic in 1966 when a new Methodist church was built at the junction of Fairfield Road and Avenue Road.  The former chapel became part of Kingston University. In 2015 it is Active Learning, a nursery.

In August 2016 although Active Learning still occupies part of the premises, it has been converted into flats and is called Hugh Bourne House.  Although one is too hard to read clearly, it still carries foundation stones naming:

  • Albert S. Senior
  • William Tickner
  • Ladies Sewing Circle
  • School and Choir
Photo:former Norbiton Primitive Methodist chapel

former Norbiton Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1994

Photo:former Norbiton PM chapel

former Norbiton PM chapel

Christopher Hill 2016

Photo:former Norbiton PM chapel front: Hugh Bourne House

former Norbiton PM chapel front: Hugh Bourne House

Christopher Hill 2016

Photo:2017 nameplate on former Norbiton Primitive Methodist chapel

2017 nameplate on former Norbiton Primitive Methodist chapel

Christopher Hill October 2017

location of Victoria Road Primitive Methodist chapel

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 01/05/2015.