Morecambe Parliament Street Primitive Methodist chapel
Parliament Street, Heysham, Morecambe LA3 1RH
Ordnance Survey maps from 1913 show a Primitive Methodist chapel in Morecambe West End at the junction of West Street and Parliament Street – where there is a children’s playground on Street View in 2009 and 2016.
The previous 1891 map shows the site as undeveloped – indeed neither Parliament Street nor West Street extend as far as the location of the chapel, so the chapel was built at the end of the Nineteenth century. Lancashire Archives has records from 1898.
That said, Philip Thornborow tells us that Parliament Street, Morecambe, was built in 1931, according to the 1970 Statistical Returns . Gen UK simply dates it as before 1927.
A little light may come from the 1897 Primitive Methodist magazine, which tells us that “Morecambe station has sought sanction to erect suitable buildings for worship and the religious instruction of the young in the growing and fashionable west end of that popular seaside resort”. Was that Parliament street?
Primitive Methodist magazine 1897 page 395