Lincoln Portland Place Primitive Methodist chapel

High Street Lincoln LN5 7PR

Lincoln Portland Place Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1995
Lincoln Portland Place Primitive Methodist chapel 1905
Christian Messenger 1906/107
Lincoln Portland Place Primitive Methodist chapel 1874
Christian Messenger 1906/107

The current (2015) Lincoln Central Methodist Church in High Street was formerly Portland Place Primitive Methodist chapel.  It was renamed Central in 1962 on amalgamation with Hannah Memorial.  The building was designed in 1905 by Howdill & Sons of Leeds.  It became grade 2 listed in 1999 when it was described as “Methodist church and adjoining Sunday school, theatre and meeting rooms.”

The first  Primitive Methodist chapel in central Lincoln dates from 1819 in Hungate, Mint Lane

The original Portland Place chapel was situated on Saint Mary’s Street. It was built in 1839, enlarged in 1854 and rebuilt in 1874.

location: 973706

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  • In 1884 my great grandparents, Charles Phillips and Mary Brown were married at this church.
    Charles’ grandfather, Jeremiah, had built several churches in the Lincolnshire area. He is buried at Barlings, Lincolnshire with his wife.
    Eventually Charles and Mary moved to Leicester where they died in 1934/5. My grandmother used to tell me about them when I was a little girl.

    By Diane Phillips (18/04/2022)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. MLL8559: Copy-Postcard of Portland Place Memorial (PM) Chapel, opened by Lady Cecilia Roberts 9th May 1906. Insert: portrait of Rev. J. Keightly, Pastor.  (viewable). 

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (16/12/2017)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. LCNLL:2006/105: Commemorative Key presented by the Primitive Methodist Sunday School, High St., Lincoln, to S. Horton, esq., May 9th 1906. Presented in a red leather case, now one hinge missing.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (12/12/2017)

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