Higham Hill Primitive Methodist chapel

Gloucester Road Walthamstow, E17 6AF

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Higham Hill Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1879 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note recording  the laying of the foundation stones for a new  Primitive Methodist chapel at Gloucester Road,  Higham Hill, in the Walthamstow Mission. Two cottages would be connected with the hall and the whole would cost over £900.

“Higham Hill is a little school-chapel, with a fine site for a larger chapel at a very prominent corner. New streets run close up to it, and we have a devoted and enthusiastic society and school. A splendid work is being done here, not surpassed by anything I have seen. A larger chapel is badly wanted, school children having often to sit on the floor owing to the room being so full.”

The 1896 Ordnance Survey map shows a Mission Hall at the junction of Gloucester Road and Norfolk Road. By 1915 it is a much more substantial building labelled “church”. By 1937 it is labelled as a Methodist church. There is a small block of flats and row of garages on the site in 2008.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1879 page 700

Christian Messenger 1900/341

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