North Walsham Primitive Methodist chapel

Grammar School Road North Walsham Norfolk NR28 9JH

North Walsham Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1986

Keith Guyler’s notes say that the first North Walsham Primitive Methodist chapel was opened early, in 1820 and served until 1890.  By the 1980s it has become a printing works. Just a warning – a thread on the RootsWeb site says that it was the Wesleyan chapel that was opened in 1820: the Primitive Methodist chapel dates from 1827.

The chapel was enlarged in 1861 by the addition of a gallery, with repairs, cleaning and the addition of gas lighting.  Preachers at the re-opening on June 2nd 1861 included Rev. T. Charlton, of Docking and Rev. J. P. Smythe, of Worstead.

A second chapel was built in 1890 and there is a note in the Primitive Methodist magazine of September 1890 recording the laying of the foundation stones.  around half of the cost had been raised.

The chapel was extended in 1987 and is still active in October 2020.

location: 284302


Primitive Methodist magazine August 1861 pages 500-501.

Primitive Methodist magazine September 1890 page 571


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