Hungerford Primitive Methodist Church, Berkshire

Old postcard, undated | Steven Wild
Old postcard, undated
Steven Wild
1869 Hungerford Primitive Methodist Church as it was in 1989.  It was rebuilt in 1907 | Keith Guyler 1989
1869 Hungerford Primitive Methodist Church as it was in 1989. It was rebuilt in 1907
Keith Guyler 1989
Hungerford, PM Chapel, Date plaque in grounds, 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, Date plaque in grounds, 16.10.2015
GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, frontage, 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, frontage, 16.10.2015
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Hungerford, PM Chapel, rear view, 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, rear view, 16.10.2015
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Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, 16.10.2015
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Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (i), 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (i), 16.10.2015
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Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (ii), 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (ii), 16.10.2015
GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel,name band, 16.10.2015 | GW Oxley
Hungerford, PM Chapel,name band, 16.10.2015
GW Oxley

Thomas Russell and John Ride led a mission, from the Shefford Circuit, to Hungerford in 1833.

The first society met in a house in Moon Lane. It is thought that this was the house later renamed 2, Salisbury Road, which was demolished in the 1990s.

By the 1860s the house was too small, so plans were made to build a chapel. On 16 April 1866, George Thomas Phelps, a baker and grocer, bought a site at 10 Bridge Street from Mr T C Atherton, for £548 14s. 0d on behalf of the Trustees.  The property next to the church, at 9 Bridge Street, became the manse until it was sold in 1992.

A School Room was built at the back of the church in Bridge Street in 1907, and alterations made to the front of the church.

 

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  • This page has been updated with photographs of Hungerford Primitive Methodist Chapel as it is today, contributed by GW Oxley.

    By Jill Barber (29/10/2015)

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