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The 1901 Primitive Methodist magazine of January 1901 (page 76) notes the opening of the permanent chapel to replace the wooden mission hall. It was one of only two places of worship in the rapidly growing new suburb: the other was a small Episcopal Mission. The area was expanding rapidly and the new estate of 35 acres was expected to accommodate up to 10,000 people.
The chapel site, at the junction of Albany Street with Hanover Street, now has two terraced houses on it.
The building is now under offer and has been taken off the market. To promote the sale the agent produced an excellent set of photographs which may be seen online. They depict both the exterior and the interior of the building and show that the interior underwent a thorough modernisation (?1960s/1970s). Avery good try but now looking rather dated. A more recent development was the landscaping and planting of the strip of land running alongside the building. The best feature of the site.
According to records at the Dorset History Centre the chapel was built in 1864 and then rebuilt in 1898. It closed in 1981 and was sold in 1983.
Regarding the postcard, etc. : There was also an intention for the following but was it built in 1906 or c.1907 or not. The Builder, vol. 91, issue 3312, page 159, 28th July, 1906. List of Competitions, Contracts, etc. Seacombe. – METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL——–New Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Poulton-road, Seacombe, Quantities and all information on application to Mr. Hy. Harper, 54 Long-row, Nottingham. ………………………….
My Grandfather, Rev. W. H. Paulson, was also a delegate to this Conference. He does not appear in the above photograph. Is it possible to publish the remainder of the photograph in the hope that I may find him please? Thankyou.
I think this would have been the Rose Bank Primitive Methodist Chapel on Bolton Road. It was later demolished and the site is now a small public garden with a plaque. There was another Primitive Methodist Chapel in Ramsbottom in Bridge Street. This building still stands and is a shop.
Dave I am impressed , with where you are , who would have thought my old mate Langy and Deborah would have remained in the area , respect mate x
The September 1900 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 716) records the laying of foundation stones on 7th August. It was planned to hold 40 visitors and expected to cost £3,000
My grandfather was a lay preacher there on the circuit.I remember going there in the early 60,s sat with my grandmother fidgeting! Sunday was a day of being quiet, not touching money and generally behaving!
Hi there, my grandad Thomas Edward Eddison was the choirmaster at Ebenezer Chapel round about 1935 – 1959. I have gathered that he was Choir Master there for 15 years. He originated in Drighlington, was a cabinet maker at Bankfoot, Bradford and was married to Polly at Maltby Street Methodist Church. He was also connected to Bradford Old Choral Society.
Does anyone have any information about the choir etc.
Thanks for doing this work. I’m writing about COs and all information is very useful. Especially that Firth came from Norfolk, not Yorkshire,
Thanks for your comment. I prefer to keep this page in the Sunday Schools section of the website. However I have added a like to the page about Sedbusk chapel, and a link from the chapel page back to this page.
The other map of 1882 seems to suggest that there was an earlier PM chapel – but is not clear as to which building it refers. When I was there I could not spot anything that looked clearly like a chapel in this location, but there was a cottage immediately to the left of the pub that could have been converted from a chapel, difficult to tell. Of course the chapel could have once been a house converted to chapel use, then, when the new chapel was built, converted back to a house. More local research needed to establish this.
Could it be added to the Sedbusk Chapel page ?
Thank you for sharing such fascinating facts David .Thomas and Mary are also my 4x great grandparents through their daughter Harriet.
Derbyshire Record Office : ref. D3944, records, Ilkeston Primitive Methodist, Bath St., 1846?, – to 1930s, – to 1968.
ref. D1820/M/176-181, copy marriage registers (2, copies for Chapel, others for civil registration), years 1899-1930s, onward years to 1947 : Bath Street, Primitive Methodist, Ilkeston.
Essex Record Office : ref. C1367 – (D NM8 ?0 ), Upper Dovercourt Primitive Methodist Chapel.
ref. C1367 – (D/NM84), Harwich Primitive Methodist Chapel/Central Chapel, Dovercourt.
ref.D/M 9/7/1-2, Dovercourt Primitive Methodist Central, Main Road, documents, -/1, duplicate marriages 1903-1918, -/2, baptisms 1918-1930s.
ref. D/NM 76/4/1/2, baptisms, 1885-1936, — 1990, Harwich Primitive Methodist Circuit, etc., includes a loose list of baptisms at PM Central c.1915-1917. From 1936* baptisms at Central C., Upper Dovercourt.
*Their unification may have been in 1936 and central location chapel/church may have changed; or not.
Essex Record Office : ref. D/NM 5/6/25, Maldon Primitive Methodist Circuit, baptisms, 1861-1877, to include Althorne, also /26, baptisms c.1877 onwards, Althorne, /27, baptisms 1866-1906, Althorne.
ref. D/NM5/10/1, papers relating to sale of Althorne [former Primitive], 1970. Certificate of worship 27th May 1867.
Hello Chris. Lutterworth in Leicestershire is boardering Northamptonshire. The Northamptonshire Record Office on-line catalogue we found rather sluggish recently. At the National Archives a search can be done for Lutterworth Primitive and click on the displayed DRMC or GB0154 or similar ( GB 0154 DRMC ) to view transcript to include Lutterworth Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist Churches/Chapels documents, etc.
Regards, Ray & Marie.
There is an active worship community in Over and we currently meet for Worship every Sunday at 6pm. The church hall is well used by the community. There are plans for a traditional primitive Methodist service in spring 2022 to celebrate the history and tradition of the building.
We have 7 members at the end of 2021 and ambitious plans for growth.
https://overmethodistchurch.org.uk/ is now our website which includes the history pages from the old pages and photographs of the extensive renovations.
I would love to know more about this Chapel. Is there anybody who can shine some light on it? Maybe historical facts or old photographs?
I wonder if this could be it? https://heritage-explorer.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Monument/MLI99347
I looked up Little Gonerby Congregationalist Chapel because it is where Samuel Antliff D.D. married Judith Norris, my great, great-aunt in 1846 (I have their marriage cert). I thought it was interesting that they married in a Congregationalist Chapel. He is styled as “Dissenting Minister” under rank or profession on the certificate.
Might of course be an entirely different place – I’m not knowledgeable enough to know whether there was a relationship between Primitive and Free Methodism at the time? Perhaps you know?
I’m delighted to hear that the chapel still exists and look forward to hearing more of Jeff’s splendid efforts to restore some of the original features.
I am the Great granddaughter of William & Carline Whitby . Mother of David Pye . My mother was Ada Florence Addinall. My Grandmother was Ada . William wrote a book on American Slavery & had some sermons published. I have the book & also sermons .. one on the death of Prince Albert …the time he was in Hull.. I have photos of Carline when she was 61 & 71 .. would put photos on of book etc but don’t know how to. !!
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