Winchester Parchment Street Primitive Methodist chapel 1903

Parchment Street, Winchester, SO23 8AT

This chapel is successor to the earlier Prim chapel also in Parchment Street but on a different site .   It was built where a Congregational chapel once stood. The foundation stones were laid on 28th May 1903, with Sunday School children also laying bricks to mark the occasion, and the opening services were held at the end of the year.

The architect’s drawing is by E Morris and dated 1902. The organ was donated by Richard Sharp, grandfather of Revd David Sharp who provided many of the pictures.

Parchment Street was closed in 1973 when it combined with the Peter Street congregation.  Keith Guyler in the notes alongside his photograph in 1989 describes it as used by the Samaritans.  In 2015 it is used partly as Wesley House flats and partly as Winchester Business Centre.

Winchester Parchment Street Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1989
Architects drawing of Winchester Parchment Street chapel (1903) by E Morris
Revd David Sharp ENBPM:2020.140
Winchester Parchment Street 1903 Primitive Methodist chapel organ
Revd David Sharp ENBPM:2020.142
Interior of Winchester Parchment Street Primitive Methodist chapel
Revd David Sharp ENBPM:2020.141

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  • The architect for the rebuilding in 1903 was TE Davidson of London and Newcastle upon Tynbe

    By Colin Dews (28/02/2018)

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