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In trying to solve the mystery of one of our unknown chapels, Paul Wood has identified a different earlier chapel in Cheadle Heath, on Old Road. See the comment here
Thanks to Paul Wood for a suggested solution based on historic Ordnance Survey maps: “A little time and I think I have solved the Mystery or at least have a plausible answer. I think the Chapel in the picture is the Chapel at Old Road in Cheadle Heath.” Paul suggests the building was photographed from the south and that the footprint matches what we can see in the picture. “The only fly in the ointment is the map was published in 1882 and Old Road Chapel was opened in 1885 but I feel sure it is this Chapel that is in the picture.” The chapel location on Old Road is now the open area in front of the AA building when approached from the west at SK8 2DY .
Interesting information. I recently collected an antique book from June 1901, awarded to S.W. Nurse at Flottergate pm Sunday school and thought I’d give it a search to find out more.
Everything we know is on the site somewhere Alison. I suggest that you: 1. use the search box at the top of the page to search for Loddon. It will find all the pages where Loddon is mentioned, and some of the people who are linked to it. 2. Contact the good folk at Loddon Methodist church as they may well have members with memories; the website is eangliamethodist.org.uk/loddon 3. Contact the Loddon and District Local History Group. There is a pictures of High Street and of the Primitive Methodist chapel on their website at http://www.loddonhistory.org.uk/index.php 4. Contact the County Records Office to see what formal records they have. Good luck.
The most straightforward way to get a photo of the foundation stone Carol would be to contact the folk at the church directly. The Thames Valley Methodist Circuit website (see the link above which has been updated so it works!) has an enquiry email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – and a phone number for Rev Sonia Hicks, the Minister.
Hello, I am looking for some background information, reminiscences or photographs of the Loddon Primitive Methodist Chapel in High Street Loddon, now known as The Hollies. Is there anyone on this site who is able to help please?
Edward Spencer of Rochester & John James Aubrey Eckert of Strood were Wesleyan Methodists and on Cyril Pearce’s database.
Is this Hodge Chapel in this text. I have been around Britain three times chasing Hodge as a place and New Mills named places and not able to match up at all either Name. I think this kinda makes sense as we know early chapels could be within a private residence but this document clearly states a Hodge named Chapel.
The OS Map is dated Surveyed in 1858 and published in 1865. If the records in the Newcastle Records office state that the Benton Allotment Chapel opened in 1904 then has there been two Chapels at this site. Is the Records Office Chapel showing theat a new Chapel replaced a older Chapel.
How can I get a photo of one of the foundation stones laid in 1900. It is for William and Hannah Flaxman. They did this to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary, June 8th 1900. They are my 2nd great grandparents. I am hoping you can help. Thank you
My great great grandfather lived with mother, here-James Sidney. He always said Clarkes with E came to district with Huguenots… Draining of waters?
Chapel was used as an artists’ studio and pottery in 1970s..80s by Pam Rex a Leeds artist.
If you need to contact Barry Emmott you can send a message via Primitive@bazzasoft.net
Thanks to Philip Thornborrow for providing the architect’s drawing of this chapel. We’d welcome a picture of the church as it currently is.
See: A tale of two churches : two centuries of Methodism at Priesthill, 1786-1986. [Isobel Law]. There is quite a bit of information about Thomas Bradshaw, his attendance at the Methodist Conference in Philadelphia in 1770, his involvement with the early church, his expulsion in 1798 and a little about his role in the formation of the New Connexion in Lisburn, Ireland. Thomas seems to have left the Lisburn area (dates unknown) but was buried there with his wife Susannah at Blaris Cemetery (year unknown).
She died on 9th May 1849. This is confirmed by the Civil Registrations of death which show that her death was registered in the Belper Registration District in the June quarter of 1849 (i.e. during April, May or June). Yet the memorial plaque states that she died on 9th November. Why is this? Was it an error by the stonemason?
Contribution by Richard Jennings, Regional Methodist Archivist: “I recently discovered the site plans of the (Nelson Street) building, mis-filed, at the CRO in Newcastle for the last 40 years! They said they had no records of the chapel and kept referring me back to Ballast Hills PM (which had nothing to do with Nelson St. really). The University of Dublin who hold many architect’s building plans, suggested that I look for Marshall & Tweedy at the CRO though this again drew a blank. But for Angus & Co. they had one batch of records and bingo! there was the building plan of Nelson Street! A long story, I know, but I was truly delighted with the find and it answered a myriad of questions I had.”
Thankyou Richard. This is very interesting. Since my post, I have found Thomas Bell’s birth mother and her family. I am still working on who his birth father was.
Thanks for identifying this source Peter. I had missed it as in my list Benington is spelled Bennington! Bro Gilbert tells us that the chapel opened on 30th September 1838, and preachers at the opening festivities included Bro Beckerlegge and Miss Moseley as well as Jeremiah Gilbert .
Primitive Methodists had preached in Benington for more than 10 years. In February 1838 Mr Gilbert asked Mr.& Mrs. Needham if they could give 100 square yards to build a chapel. They could not but would pay for the same if the society could obtain the required land. Mr Wright obliged with the land and the Mr Needham duly paid for it.
Many thanks for the clarification Richard.
Ann, You are welcome to copy the photograph provided it is used for ‘not for profit’ purposes and the source of the photograph is acknowledged. Website Editor
See Primitive Methodist magazine for 1839 p 460 for description by Jeremiah Gilbert on purchase of the land for this chapel and its building.
See the description of its construction and opening in the 1839 Primitive Methodist Magazine p 459 by Jeremiah Gilbert “Chapels Built in the Boston Circuit” . Financial contributions from the MP, a pious fisherman, and a gentleman bather!
The student who is seated on the far left side, second row up, is Thomas Dryden Phillipson. he was my husband’s grandfather. May I copy the photograph for my family records?
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