Newcastle upon Tyne Walker Primitive Methodist chapel

Walker | transcribed by David Tonks
Walker: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

The Return from Walker Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship tells us of  great change. The building where they met had only just been converted into a chapel in June 1850, having formerly been a stable, and they had recently started a Sunday school.

In an 1870 Primitive Methodist magazine article updating on the development of the Connexion in Newcastle, WR Leighton tells us about the recent opening of 4 chapels.

Included amongst them was Walker Primitive Methodist chapel. The new chapel held 330 people and had a  schoolroom for 200 scholars.  It cost £800. This was very similar to the nearby St Anthony’s Primitive Methodist chapel  – another one of Mr Leighton’s four.

We can’t find a Primitive Methodist chapel in Walker on the Ordnance Survey maps available to us although David Tonks has found a couple of Wesleyan Methodist chapels

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1870 page 697

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