Birkenhead Primitive Methodist preaching place

Birkenhead: return from the Primitive Methodist preaching place to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship. Return no: 460 5 1 7
transcribed by David Tonks 2020

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  • Unfortunately this Return gives no address for the hall/chapel. However, it probably refers to the 1st Beckwith Street PM chapel, about which I have recently posted a detailed history on this website (which now needs updating!). The opening date of the chapel (1848) tallies with the first record I have found for it in Kelly’s 1850 directory (p. 678): ‘the Primitive Methodists have a small chapel in Beckwith Street’. Furthermore, the person who made the return lived in Napier Street which was a short road at the north end of Cathcart Street between Cleveland Street and Brook Street (see https://maps.nls.uk/view/114581458). Napier Street was about 270 yards north of the junction between Cathcart Street and Beckwith Street.

    By Chris Wells (04/03/2022)

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