Holbeach Marsh Primitive Methodist chapel

Sot's Hole, Holbeach Marsh PE12 8EL

Holbeach Marsh Primitive Methodist chapel

On June 13 1866, a Primitive Methodist chapel was opened “far away by the seaside at a place called Slots (sic) Hole”. The story is told by R Drucker in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1866.

The first missioning was in 1860 and for several years the society met in Mr W Bailey’s carpenter’s shop. Because it was “inconvenient for both Mr Bailey and the people” a new chapel was opened.  It seated 100 and cost £120 of which £20 was raised in advance.

The chapel was opened by John Wright (Sutton Bridge). Speakers at the opening services and celebrations which included a tea for 180 and public meeting, included Mr Sutterly, J Kerridge (architect), Messrs Ducker, Bendle, Carbutt, Brister, Cannon and Watkinson (Spalding Free Press). Significant donors included Mr/Mrs Naylor, Mr/Mrs Ward, Mr Cowdwell, Mr Ridley (London) and Mr Carbutt.

The chapel still exists on the 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey map of 1888, but by 1905 it is no longer labelled. Maps show it as one of the most isolated chapels I have ever seen, yet the building still exists, in residential use.

Primitive Methodist magazine December 1866 page 752


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  • I have added a document by David Secker that provides additional information about this chapel.

    By Geoff Dickinson (08/06/2020)

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