Hinckley Primitive Methodist chapel

Albert Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1PL

Primitive Methodists adopted an existing chapel in 1841.  This first building was demolished in 1958.  The next chapel was also second hand; in 1854 they bought from the Strict Baptists  for £280 Ebenezer chapel which had been built in 1802.  In due course it became a store and has since been demolished.

The chapel in Albert Road which is the current Hinckley Methodist church was opened by the Prims in 1884.  A manse was added in 1888 and Sunday school in  1893 (recorded in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1893 April, page 316), with further development in  1928.

There is further information on the Buildings of Hinckley website


Buildings of Hinckley website accessed 6th February 2015

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  • Hinckley, Albert Road Primitive Methodist Chapel was built of brick in 1884 and school added in 1894. By 1910 £3000 had been spent on the buildings. A school extension was added in 1924. This probably accounted for much of the £2600 which had been added to the expenditure on buildings by 1932. From 1910 to 1940 the chapel seated 500. In 1940 the accommodation comprised a chapel measuring 53¾ feet by 33¼ feet and seating 240 on the floor of the chapel and 260 in the all round gallery, making 500 all in pews, two school halls (61⅓ feet by 30¼ feet and 40 feet by 20 feet), and nine vestries or classrooms. The chapel continues to be used as a Methodist place of worship
    Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office N/M/142/92
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/692 (Hinckley, Albert Road, Circuit)
    Find Us (hinckleymethodistcircuit.org.uk)

    By G W Oxley (06/01/2021)
  • Leicester Record Office:

    Ref. DE968 (N/W/142/65-117): Stockwell Head PM, also Hinckley PM Church/Chapel, Albert Street, Records up to c.1932, then 1933-1963.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (05/03/2018)
  • By Hinckley Past & Present (21/09/2017)

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