Downham Market Primitive Methodist chapel
Downham Market Primitive Methodist chapel was opened on 31/08/1834. In the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1836 Samuel Atterby describes it as a “beautiful chapel formed from a place offered by Mr Chapman.”
The chapel was so successful that within a year it was enlarged by the addition of a gallery. Re-opening services were held on 20/02/1835 + 22/02/1835.
Preachers at the opening and re-opening services included Mrs Olphin, Mr Tetley, Mrs Hardwick and Brothers Steele & Hill.
The 1887 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel on London Road. It is still there as the Methodist church in 1965 but has disappeared by 1971. I wondered whether this was the same chapel or site as the 1834 opening.
Primitive Methodist magazine of 1836 page 103