Caledonian Road Primitive Methodist chapel

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1970 Islington Caledonian Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1994

Caledonian Road Church, in the Islington & Camden Mission Circuit, present since 1870 near what was then the Metropolitan Cattle Market, even if “a shadow of its former self”, still has both morning and evening services, a keen and dedicated, if small, membership and tries to maintain a Methodist presence and witness in the area.


Transcription of an article in the PM magazine 1910 that discusses some of the ministers stationed at Caledonian Road. Some history of the site is also provided.

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  • I am researching my Norton family history. Edwin Norton, 1845-1890 lived in Sutterton Street, and attended your Church as a Superintendent there, and I was told there was a plaque in his memory, and I wonder if it is still there. He was my maternal great grandfather. I live in Australia, so will not be in
    England in the forseeable future to check this out personally,

    By Hazel Astley (10/04/2021)
  • T & W Stone were the architects

    By Colin Dews (28/02/2018)
  • Victoria County History, London, 1985 (accessed through British History Online on March 4th 2017 gives more detail.

    Prior to the building of the Caledonian Road chapel, the Primitive Methodists rented Market Street hall in Market Street, Caledonian Road from 1860, St. George’s hall, Richmond Road, 1863, then a hall in Hemingford Street.

    In 1903 the attendance was 95 in the morning and 251 in the evening. The chapel became Caledonian Road Methodist church in 1932 and was restored and reopened in 1953.  It seated 375 in 1955 and 250 in 1972. Funds were raised in 1980 to clean the exterior, revealing the fine Italianate building of buff and red brick.

    By Christopher Hill (04/03/2017)

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