chapels registered before 1867

Location of Primitive Methodist chapels in Kent 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. In the case of Home Street (13) this can only be indicative, as no information about this chapel has been located. The base map is provided under this licence

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.

ChapelNotesRegistration District
Bladben, Elham1Elham
Boughton under Blean, Mount Pleasant2Faversham
Canterbury, St. John’s Primitive Methodist Chapel, St. Mary Northgate3Canterbury
Charlton, Peter Street, Jubilee4Dover
Chartham Hatch5Bridge
Chatham, George Street6Medway
Deal, Park Street7Eastry
East Church, Ebenezer8Sheppey
East Peckham9Malling
Forstall, Little ChartA dwelling house in the occupation of James Berry10West Ashford
GoudhurstA building11Cranbrook
Gravesend, Darnley Street12Gravesend
Home StreetA building in the occupation of Thos. Christian13Blean
Hythe, St. Leonard, Dental Street15Elham
Key Street, Bobbing16Milton
Lamberhurst, Bethel17Ticehurst
Maidstone, Camden Street18Maidstone
Marden Beach19Maidstone
Milton next Sittingbourne, Water Lane20Milton
Old Wives Leese, Chilham21East Ashford
Plumstead, Dead Man’s Lane22Lewisham
Ramsgate, Bethesda Street23Thanet
Rustall, NewtownThe British School24Tunbridge
Sandwich, Mote Sole25Eastry
ShorneA building26North Aylesford
Stelling Minnis27Elham
Sutton ValenceA building adjoining a house occupied by Edwin Goodwin28Hollingbourn
Tunbridge Wells29Tunbridge
West Malling, Back StreetA building in the occupation of James Stevens30Malling
West Malling, Back StreetA building the property of Mrs BrookhamMalling
Woolwich, Rush Grove32Greenwich

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  • Home Street is an error by the Registrar General. The building was actually in Herne Street, Herne. This village is near the north coast.

    By Philip Thornborow (21/12/2020)

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