Newcastle upon Tyne Primitive Methodist chapels of the 1820s
Scotch Church (Silver Street) and Sally Port
There are two accounts in the Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening of a chapel “in Newcastle upon Tyne” in 1824.
The account by Nathaniel West in the 1825 magazine tells us that the society had opened a chapel which could hold 5-600 persons. It was formerly a Scotch church, which is an interesting concept for a Primitive Methodist.
Opening services took place on Sunday 14th April 1824 (which would have been a Thursday). The preachers were Brothers Gilbert, Branfoot and West.
The account in the 1824 magazine comes from Joseph Sleightholme’s journal and tells us that the society was soon to purchase chapel from a Scotch church and gives an opening date of 4th April 1824 (which would have been a Sunday).
I wondered whether this was one chapel or two, where the chapel(s) was/were and what happened to it/them. See Richard Jennings’ comment below for clarification.
Primitive Methodist magazine 1824 page 282
Primitive Methodist magazine 1825 page 214