South Shields Glebe Primitive Methodist chapel
Cornwallis Street, South Shields
There is an account written by J Branfoot in the Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening of South Shields Primitive Methodist chapel on 17th December 1821.
He describes the chapel as commodious and seating nearly 900 – a significantly large chapel for the time.
Although the magazine report doesn’t give any further clues as to which chapel it was, see the comments below which identify it.
The chapel is shown on Ordnance Survey maps of 1858 at the junction of Cornwallis Street and Coronation Street. By 1896 an engineering works is shown on the site.
You can see pictures of the later Glebe chapel on this page.
Primitive Methodist magazine 1824 page 116