Honington Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:building identified as Honington Primitive Methodist chapel in Keith Guyler's notes - but probably Wesleyan

building identified as Honington Primitive Methodist chapel in Keith Guyler's notes - but probably Wesleyan

Keith Guyler 1986

Location of former Honington Primitive Methodist chapel. The Wesleyan chapel in the photograph was located on Ixworth Road - The Old Chapel

Mill Rd Honington IP31 1SB

By Christopher Hill

The notes accompanying Keith Guyer's picture say that Honington Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1866 and by the time of his picture in 1986 had been closed and was a school hall.

However other sources, including the Suffolk Heritage website say that the Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1853 and it was Honington Wesleyan chapel that was built in 1866.  The Gen UK website and the 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey maps locate the Primitive Methodist chapel in Mill Road and the Wesleyan in Ixworth Road. The picture also appears to be the Ixworth Road chapel and I am unable to find the Mill Road chapel on Google Street View.

A house for Primitive Methodist meetings was registered in January 1845 and held afternoon and evening services

The Primitive Methodist Magazine for February 1854 includes an account by R Beesley of the opening of Honnington Primitive Methodist chapel (spelled with two Ns).  Land was acquired in December 1853 and the "neat little" chapel opened on 12th December 1853.  The opening services, complete with Bazaar, included sermons by Rev Mr Guennett of Bury St Edmunds and Rev R Eaglen of Thetford.


Reference:

Suffolk Heritage website accessed 14th August 2015

GenUK website accessed August 14th 2015

Primitive Methodist Magazine February 1854 p112

 

 

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