Allotment Primitive Methodist chapel

But where was it?

The 1832 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account by T Jackson of the opening of a Primitive Methodist chapel at a place called simply “Allottment”.

But where was it?  Searching various gazetteers does not identify a place and we don’t get the usual information such as the circuit it was in that would enable it to be tracked down.

What we do know is:

  • the chapel opened on 26 February 1832
  • preachers at the opening were Mrs Jackson, Rev Stowell and T Jackson
  • it measured 18′(w) x 30′(l)
  • T Taylor built it free of expense
  • the society had 43 members
  • they planned to start a  Sunday school very soon
  • there was no other church in the village

All suggestions welcome!


Primitive Methodist magazine 1832 page 229

Comments about this page

  • Thanks Paul; that seems a reasonable identification

    By Christopher Hill (30/08/2019)
  • There is a place called Allotment to the North East and in the suberbs of Newcastle On Tyne. A PM Chapel is marked on the Western Edge of West Allotment on the early OS Maps near a place called Benton Square. Sadly development and obvious names of places moving with the development mean I canot give you an exact NGR.

    By Paul Wood (28/08/2019)

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