Leicester Primitive Methodist chapels

Photo:Stone tablet on St Nichoas Street Memorial chapel

Stone tablet on St Nichoas Street Memorial chapel

Christopher Hill February 2016

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By Christopher Hill

In March 1918 "A Souvenir of the Centenary of Primitive Methodism in Leicester" was published.  It listed 28 Primitive Methodist chapels active at that time.    In “Methodism in and around Leicester” J Laine tells us that between 1863 and 1903 Primitive Methodists built 23 chapels in the three Leicester Circuits. 

What happened to them?  Which chapels are still active?  What evidence of the others can still be found?

Can you tell more about each one?  Follow the links to the page for each chapel already on the site.  Add your comments here or on the individual page.

The attached document gives further details of each chapel and accompanying school premises - date chapel and school built, capacity of chapel and school, cost, debt in 1918 and names of Society Stewards.  Only 3 chapels were debt free - and only one Society Steward was a woman.

1918 ACTIVE PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPELS 

Chapel

chapel built

chapel sittings

school built

school capacity

stewards

FIRST CIRCUIT

 

 

 

 

A Hickling

A H Smith

Belgrave Gate

1882

900

1882

700

J Eagle

T North

Catherine Street

site of Infant School in 2016 

1903

300

1887

200

G Froggatt

E B Bentley

Edge Hill Road

purchased 1902

200

 

 

G Morley

Ansty

1872

400

1893

400

W Bosworth

J Moore

Rothley

1840

school-chapel

150

 

 

A Barratt

Highfields

1884

500

1884

200

W H Bull

F W Lovell

SECOND CIRCUIT

 

 

 

 

Samuel Pickett

Hinckley Road

junction with Fosse Rd South

1899

850

1898

1,000

W Barradell

C Parkinson

Aylestone Park

(Cavendish Road)

now Church of the Nativity

1883

450

1899

400

J Asher

C Perkins

Crown Street

1888

190

 

100

F Earl

S H Buxton

Fosse Road North

St Nicholas Street Memorial

1899

750

1903

400

A J Marriot

B Cooper

Ratby

1911

320

1895

240

T M Measures

J H Freeman

Countesthorpe

1888

300

1888

100

D Asher

Wigston Magna

1886

400

1886

350

J Ward

E Ward

Enderby

1888

200

1847

150

J Stableford

E Williams

Huncote

1908

200

1908

150

S Lane

Dunton Bassett

1878

110

1886

80

W Bennett

S Brookes

Willoughby Waterless

1878

130

1878

60

R Baker

Cosby *

1888

school-chapel

180

 

 

T Burbage

South Wigston

1903

400

1903

200

G Blackburn

B Knight

THIRD CIRCUIT

 

 

 

 

G W Wilson

Coun A Hill

Curzon Street

1859

800

1859

600

G W Wilson

S Lawrence

Humberstone Road

1911

400

1881

old chapel

350

T west

G Larrad

North Evington

1896

school-chapel

250

 

 

W Moulds

W Plummer

FOURTH CIRCUIT

 

 

 

 

Samuel Brown

Claremont Street

1880

700

1887/1903

900

J West

J Berrington

- Hilton Memorial School

 

 

1903

 

 

Beaumont Hall

Beaumanor Road

(Claremont St. Mission)

1893

200

 

 

H Exton

Thurmaston

1884

500

1884

250

J Walker

W Foister

Syston

1887

300

1897

500

W Needham

W Smith

Barkby

1886

120

 

 

Mr Newton

Queniborough

1900

120

 

150

Mrs Olphin

W Buxton

CHAPELS REFERRED TO IN OTHER SOURCES

  • Catherine Street: south of Martin Street junction where Catherine Infants School is in 2016
  • Clarendon Park, Queen’s Road
  • Clipstone Street: Melbourne Road.
  • Leicester Street, New Evington

Reference:

A Souvenir of the Centenary of Primitive Methodism in Leicester March 1918, published by The organising committee for the centenary commemorations.

Laine J. (2007) Methodism in and around Leicester  Dover Reprint

Downloads

Leicester_Churches_1918.pdf
Leicester_Churches_1918.pdf (252k)

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