Easton Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:Easton Primitive Methodist chapel

Easton Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1988

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Easton Primitive Methodist chapel' page

David Young

former Easton Primitive Methodist chapel

Easton WINCHESTER SO21 1EG

By Christopher Hill

This Easton is north east of Winchester.  The first Primitive Methodist chapel in the village was opened in Magdalen Lane in 1840.  It was followed by a second chapel in 1870.  This became used as a bakery and was demolished in 1969.

The chapel in the photograph is the third in the village.  It was opened in 1909 and served until 1969.  At the time of the photograph it was used as a house.  It is still a house in Google Street View in July 2011.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 22/07/2015.
Comments about this page

This chapel, now a house, has the title 

1909 Primitive Methodist Church

I know nothing more about this chapel, but it is interesting that it is called church, not chapel, a telling pointer to the change of self-perception among Primitive Methodists. No longer an expansive revival movement, they had by 1909 come to see themselves as one respectable Free Church accepted among a range of non-Anglican denominations.

By David Young
On 16/11/2015

The best example I know of the change in attitude from chapel to church is at Coleorton in Leicestershire, where the difference is carved in stone on two buildings which stand within 100 yards of each other.  The chapel is 1839; the church is 1901. Both have been converted to houses in the past two tears. Click here to see the pictures.

By Christopher Hill
On 17/11/2015

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