Northampton Kettering Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire

1 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, facade, 10.07.2019
1 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, facade, 10.07.2019
2 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, facade window and plaque, 10.07.2019
2 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, facade window and plaque, 10.07.2019
3 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, entrance, 10.07.2019
3 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, entrance, 10.07.2019
4 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, north side, 10.07.2019
4 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, north side, 10.07.2019
5 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel,school. north side, 10.07.10
5 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel,school. north side, 10.07.10
6 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, south side, 10.07.2019
6 Northampton, Kettering Road, PM Chapel, south side, 10.07.2019
Chapel notice-board and foundation stones | G.W. Oxley
Chapel notice-board and foundation stones
G.W. Oxley
Further notice-board and foundation stones | G.W. Oxley
Further notice-board and foundation stones
G.W. Oxley
Notice-board and plaque at school entrance | G.W. Oxley
Notice-board and plaque at school entrance
G.W. Oxley
Newspaper extracts - see comment below. | Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Newspaper extracts - see comment below.
Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Northampton Kettering Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire | Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Northampton Kettering Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire | Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Northampton Kettering Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Northamptonshire | Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley
Copyright The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Supplied by G.W. Oxley

Kettering Road Primitive Methodist Chapel and school were built in 1880 at a cost of £5423. The chapel seated 800 (550 lettable and 250 free) and the school 400. By 1940 the chapel seating had been reduced to 596 sittings in pews And there was a schoolroom and eight other rooms.In 1960 it merged with Queen’s Road to form Queensgrove using this site. There are a photographs of the exterior and interior of this building in the Handbook for the Primitive Methodist Church Conference at Northampton in 1918.

Sources
Northamptonshire Record Office, NMC194, Handbook for the Primitive Methodist Church 1918 Conference, front cover and title page.
Northamptonshire Record Office, NMC190, Second, later Kettering Road, Circuit Trust schedules, 1887/8 -1908/9
1940
Northamptonshire Record Office, NMC426, The Northampton Commission, 1963
Site visit 10 July 2019

Comments about this page

  • The Northampton Mercury published a very full account of the opening of the chapel in its issue for 10 April 1880. This included a detailed description of the building which is reproduced here. One of its virtues is that it mentions colour which is inevitably absent from early photographs. The interior, resplendent with its crimson cushions on all the seats must have been quite a sight.
    Source
    britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

    By G W Oxley (14/07/2019)

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