South Killingholme Primitive Methodist chapel

Primitive Chapel Lane, South Killingholme DN40 3BU

South Killingholme Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1996
View looking down Primitive Chapel Lane. The Chapel is behind the vegetation on the left.
Rod Robinson, Feb 2017
Rod Robinson, Feb 2017
Rod Robinson, Feb 2017
Rod Robinson, Feb 2017

South Killingholme Primitive Methodist chapel on Primitive Chapel Lane served until the 1950s.

After closure it was used as a store and at the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in  1996 was semi-derelict.

There’s a brilliant account of growing up in South Killingholme by Ann Dale that tells of the importance to the village of the chapel. My favourite part is where she tells of a service just before her father left to join the army in the First World War.

“The Sunday before Dad left home there were several men at the evening service at Chapel all bound for Rugeley Camp in Staffordshire the next day. One hymn chosen by the preacher said: “One by one they leave us, one by one they fade and die”. Some wives wept, but our mum was hopping mad about it.”

Primitive Chapel Lane is not visited by Google Street View so I cannot check its precise location or condition now.


South Killingholme by Ann Dale accessed online on September 16th 2015


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  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Meth/C/South Killingholme, Primitive/E/7/2: Receipted Schedule of Title Deed.

    Meth/C/South Killingholme, Primitive/E/7/1: Letter of consent for sale of Chapel, year 1947. 

    A mention of the following: built 1853, closed 1944. Barton on Humber PM Circuit 1853-1932.


    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (06/01/2018)
  • Please send the photos in jpg format to the Englesea Brook Museum e-mail address. Contact details are found if you follow the ‘About Us’ link on the front page and then ‘Contact Us’.

    Look forward to being able to add your pictures to the site.

    By Geoff Dickinson (15/02/2017)
  • Hello, I often take photographs in South Killingholme, today I photographed the Primitive Chapel, which is still largely intact. I will send you a copy for your website if you tell me how to do it.   Regards, Rod


    By Rod Robinson (14/02/2017)

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