Leicester Humberstone Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Humberstone Road LE5 0FQ

former Humberstone Road Primitive Methodist chapel and Sunday School, Leicester
Charles de Podesta February 2021
corner view of former Humberstone Road Primitive Methodist chapel and Sunday School, Leicester
Charles de Podesta February 2021
former Humberstone Road Primitive Methodist chapel and Sunday School, Leicester viewed from Parry Street
Charles de Podesta February 2021
Leicester Humberstone Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Humberstone Road Primitive Methodist chapel in Leicester was opened in 1911. In 2019 and 2021 it is in use as a Madrasah and Masjid.

The 1881 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account of the laying of the foundation stones for a new Primitive Methodist Sunday school in Humberstone Road.

The chapel and former Sunday school are side by side.

Thanks to Charles de Podesta for supplying the photographs.  Further photos he supplied show  a number of memorial stones, commemorating the erection of the building.  Many carry the date September 1st 1910.   There are also tablets with names on individual bricks.

Names on separate tablets include:

  • G Manger and family
  • D Sharp, Sunday school superintendent
  • J Jones for the young men’s class
  • Councillor TW Walker
  • J Lee
  • In memory of Mrs J Wormleighton, laid for her children by her friend, Mrs J Watkins
  • Mrs W Bosworth
  • Mrs T West for the young women’s class
  • Alderman S Hilton JP
  • CJ Forknall for the Choir
  • Mrs Austin Lane
  • Mrs D Sharp
  • Mrs W Forknall
  • Mr & Mrs J Hill
  • Mrs G W ?illson
  • Mr W Cooper
  • Mr GS Larrad
  • Mr HA Halford
  • Mr T West
  • Mr FR Purdy
  • Mr WM Stabler

and on the Sunday school, dated 1st March 1881

  • F Warner

 

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1881 page 317

Comments about this page

  • Leicester, Parry Street Humberstone Road Street Primitive Methodist chapel was built of brick
    In 1940 the chapel estate consisted of
    (i) A chapel measuring 56 feet by 37 feet and seating 300. There was seating for a further 35 in the choir gallery which extended across the front of the chapel and where the organ occupied the centre and the choir the sides, All the seating was in pews
    (ii) Two Sunday school halls measuring 32½ feet by 31 feet and 27 feet by 19 feet.
    (iii) Five vestries or classrooms.
    Sources
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/677 Curzon Street Circuit
    A passing thought. Is it out of the question to upload the images of the memorial stones. I and sure this would be appreciated by family historians if no-one else?

    By G W Oxley (20/04/2022)

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