Ibstock, Curzon Street PM Chapel, Leicestershire
Curzon Street, Ibstock LE67 6LA
Leicester Record Office has the following information about this chapel.
Ref. DE1142 (N/W/73/1-47, 51-73): Ibstock, Curzon Street PM Chapel, 1868-1932, 1933-1964.
The Primitive Methodists began cottage meetings in Deacon’s Lane at the house of chimney sweep John Loydall in 1837, and in 1840 the Methodist Chapel in Bufton was enlarged. The Primitive Methodist Chapel went up in Pegg’s Lane in 1867.
Further information added by editor (CH) in August 2018
I’ve added three current (2018) photographs of the former Ibstock Primitive Methodist chapel and a map locating it in Curzon Street (LE67 6LA). In 2018 it is occupied by Starchild shoes.
I was confused as to when the chapel moved from Pegg’s Lane to Curzon Street. The chapel is marked in its Curzon Street location on the 1882-3 Ordnance Survey map and where was Pegg Lane in Ibstock? I couldn’t find it on accessible maps.
Thanks to Pauline Pettitt of the Ibstock Historical Society for confirming that Curzon Street used to be known as Pegg’s Lane so the chapel did not move at all. There’s lots of local information and pictures on the Historical Society website at: http://ibstocklives.wixsite.com/home.
Pauline also supplied the earlier photograph of Curzon Street with the Prim chapel in the background. In the foreground is a shop belonging to the Adcocks next to the Waggon and Horses inn. In 2018 the Waggon and Horses is still open for refreshment and Adcocks shop – with its roof set at a slightly different angle to the pub’s roof – is now a house. The Prims would have been challenged by the pub next door because of the strong temperance tradition.
The photograph is included here with permission of the Ibstock Historical Society; copyright remains with the original donor. Click on the photograph to enlarge it.
Roy S. Walker, Ibstock: a Leicestershire village in the Nineteenth Century, and the Ball Family