Waltham Primitive Methodist Chapel, nr Grimsby, Lincolnshire

In the Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln, we have identified a former Primitive Methodist Chapel at Waltham (near Grimsby).

The following are available at Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

Ref. Meth/C/Waltham/ Primitive/C:  Waltham, Cheapside, Primitive Methodist Chapel, built 1845, Trust and Committees.

Ref. Meth/C/W, Primitive/D:Trustees.

Meth/C/W,Primitive/D/4/1: Renewal of Trust: list of Trustees.

We are wondering what became of the Chapel after unification.

Primitive Methodist magazine 1845 page 499-500

In the Primitive Methodist magazine, G Lamb  records the May 1845 opening of Waltham Primitive Methodist Chapel in the Grimsby circuit. It cost £132 of which £62 had been collected, measured 30′ x 22.5′  and had a Welsh slate roof. It also had air bricks which opened and closed “such as not to expose the most delicate hearers to the danger of taking colds”

Mrs Coldbrook was one of the collectors who died before the chapel was opened.

The 1887 Ordnance Survey map shows the chapel on the western side of Cheapside, at the entrance to Mill View.  It is still there on the 1932 map, marked as Methodist church.  It is almost directly opposite the current (2022) Methodist chapel .

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  • I’ve added an account by G Lamb of the opening of the chapel in 1845, taken from the Primitive Methodist magazine.

    By Christopher Hill (25/04/2022)
  • North East Lincolnshire Archives, Grimsby:

    Ref. 63/601/695: Waltham: Alterations to Primitive Methodist Chapel – owner, Trustees of the PM Chapel. Building Plan. Date 2nd Oct., 1922.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (05/01/2018)
  • The Lincs to the Past website records that Waltham PM Chapel was built in 1845. It belonged to the Grimsby Primitive Methodist Circuit between 1845 and 1868. It was then in the Tetney Primitive Methodist Circuit between 1868 and 1933. In 1933 the chapel became part of the Grimsby Central and Cleethorpes Methodist Circuit. It was closed in 1933.

    By Geoff Dickinson (22/11/2017)

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