Leicester St Nicholas Street Primitive Methodist chapel

Leicester St Nicholas Street Primitive Methodist chapel

In 1829 what had been an Independent Methodist chapel in Alexander Street was
bought for £250 and here began a work which grew into what is now the second
circuit. In 1841 a chapel was built in York Road and in 1873 these two societies
united in a new and commodious church in St Nicholas Street. After twenty-six years
this church was doomed for street-widening, but the pieces of stonework on the front
were carefully numbered and the church re-erected in its original form on the Fosse
Road and modern school buildings added.”

In 1897 the society was about to be evicted because of the extension to London of the MS&L Railway

The “satisfactory terms agreed with the town council” meant that revenue from the sale of the chapel resulted in two new chapels – St Nicholas Street Memorial chapel on Fosse Road and Hinkley Road.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1897 page 354

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