Loddon High Street Primitive Methodist chapel

14 High Street Loddon NR14 6AH

Loddon High Street Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1986
postcard from the collection of Revd Steven Wild
chapels of the Lowestoft circuit
Christian Messenger 1908/27

Primitive Methodists came to Loddon in about 1845, with worship taking place in cottages, possibly off High Bungay Road.

Loddon High Street Primitive Methodist chapel was opened first of all in 1852.  Hugh Bourne (one of the founders of Primitive Methodism) visited, probably for the official opening.

In 1900 a new chapel was opened, in front of the old one, which was then used as a schoolroom.  The stone above the entrance door of this building has the date 1899, but correspondence shows that the builders were late in completing the work, and the chapel did not open until the following year.

In 1955 this building was sold, and many of the fittings were transferred to St Johns. It is now known as The Hollies Community Complex which is run under the protection of the Loddon Buildings Preservation Trust..

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  • Everything we know is on the site somewhere Alison. I suggest that you:
    1. use the search box at the top of the page to search for Loddon. It will find all the pages where Loddon is mentioned, and some of the people who are linked to it.
    2. Contact the good folk at Loddon Methodist church as they may well have members with memories; the website is eangliamethodist.org.uk/loddon
    3. Contact the Loddon and District Local History Group. There is a pictures of High Street and of the Primitive Methodist chapel on their website at http://www.loddonhistory.org.uk/index.php
    4. Contact the County Records Office to see what formal records they have.
    Good luck.

    By Christopher Hill (10/10/2019)
  • Hello, I am looking for some background information, reminiscences or photographs of the Loddon Primitive Methodist Chapel in High Street Loddon, now known as The Hollies. Is there anyone on this site who is able to help please?

    By Alison Stannard (07/10/2019)

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