Highbury Vale Primitive Methodist chapel

Elwood Street, Highbury N5 1EB

The opening of the new hall at Highbury Vale Primitive Methodist chapel in Elwood Street, Highbury
postcard provided by Jill Clarke
Highbury Vale Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1867 register of places of worship shows an active  Primitive Methodist society in Highbury Vale, meeting in a rented building.

Elwood Street chapel, Highbury Vale, originated in a preaching place at 2 Park Place (later Conewood Street) registered in  1861, but possibly in use in 1859.  In time they moved to Workman’s hall, a mission hall at the corner of Blackstock Rd. and Myrtle (later Hurlock) Street from around 1870.

In 1889 the memorial stones for a new chapel in Elwood Street were laid “to pursue evangelistic labour in a very needy locality.”

Attendance in 1903 was 45 in the morning and 42 in the evening.  A new school was added in 1927.  The chapel and school closed in  1951 when the site was sold to London County Council for flats.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1890 pages 58-59

Vicotia County History: Middlesex accessed through British History online at: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol8/pp101-115 on October 13th 2020.

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