Burnham Overy Staithe Primitive Methodist chapel

The Chapel Chapel Lane Burnham Overy Staithe PE31 8JN

Burnham Overy Staithe Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1997

Burnham Overy Staithe is west of Wells. 

Burnham Overy Staithe Primitive Methodist chapel dates from 1860 but closed before 1940.  

The opening is described by Ephraim Blake in the Primitive Methodist magazine. Some years after its initial missioning, the village was re-missioned on the initiative of Mr B Young, using Mrs Barsnip’s barn.

Mr. R. Brooks, of Thornham laid the foundation stone on September 12th 1860 and opening services took place from December 12th 1860. Preachers included Revs. B. Hickman, of Wells, E. Stallybrass (Independent) of Burnham Market, Ephraim Blake and Mrs. J. Winkfield, of Fakenham.

The new chapel measured 36′ x 22′, had a boarded floor and a slate roof and accommodated 206 people precisely.  Very neatly, it also cost £206.

By the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in 1997 it was in use as a house – The Chapel. It is to the north of Wells Road but not accessible on Google Street View.

location: 846444 


Primitive Methodist magazine May 1861 page 304-305


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  • I’ve added detail of the opening from the Primitive Methodist magazine.  Very neatly, the new chapel seated exactly 206 people and cost £206

    By Christopher Hill (08/04/2018)

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