Hoxton Primitive Methodist chapel

location of former Hoxton Primitive MEthodist chapel in Phillipp Street, Hoxton.

Philip-street chapel, Kingsland-road, N1 5PB

By Christopher Hill

In the 1856 Primitive Methodist magazine, James Tite writes about the opening of Hoxton Primitive Methodist chapel in the London First circuit. 

For a number of years the society has met in a room or a small chapel in Harvey-street. After a number of unsuccessful attempts, they secured  Philip-street chapel, (now spelled Phillipp Street) off Kingsland Road, previously belonging to the Established Church. "It is situated in the midst of a dense population, and there is no church or chapel very near it. "

The opening services were commenced on Friday evening, June 6th, 1856, when the Rev. L. Herschell, Independent minister preached. Addresses at later meetings came from Rev. H. Cooke, of the Methodist New Connexion, Mr. D. Mossop Mr. E. Bishop, Rev. J. Spong, Independent minister, Mr. T. Church and Miss Rebecca Wilson. 

The building is labelled as a chapel on the 1896 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey map, but by 1916 it is not labelled.  The area was later comprehensively redeveloped.


Primitive Methodist magazine August 1856 pp,495-496


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 29/03/2017.