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 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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