Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:the first Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel

the first Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1999

Photo:second Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel

second Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1999

location of Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel

High Road Wisbech St. Mary PE13 4RA

By Christopher Hill

The first pictured Wisbech St Mary Primitive Methodist chapel dates from 1891.

The second chapel which is on the opposite side of the road dates from 1926.

On Google Street View in 2009 both chapels are still there. The use of the first chapel is not clear; it is little changed from the 1999 photograph.  The second chapel was still active as the Methodist church.  However, in 2014 application had been made for planning permission to turn it into a house by adding an internal first floor and building a garage at the rear.  The planning Officer recommended acceptance because the chapel "has little significant heritage value" and as many features as possible will be retained in the conversion, including the pulpit and font. 

locations: 416075 and 416079

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 10/09/2015.
Comments about this page

I was a regular attendee at both chapels from about 1954 through to 1969. The old chapel was used for Sunday School every Sunday afternoon. The newer chapel was used for the main service every Sunday morning and evening. It was also used for special services such as christenings, harvest festival and anniversaries.

By Sylvia Nicholson
On 26/04/2018

Cambridgeshire Archives:

Ref. SP180/7: Sales Particulars Collection, Methodist Church, St. Mary, High Road, Wisbech, 1851 - [1983] Ref. SP180/8: Johnstead, 2013. 

Ref. R105/133: Methodist Church [former PM Chapel], St. Mary, High Rd., Wisbech. Accounts c.1891-1932, 1933-1982. Minutes from c.1936-1980s.

By Raymond E.O.Ella
On 02/05/2018

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