East Bridgford Primitive Methodist chapel

Main Street, East Bridgford, NOTTINGHAM, NG13 8NH

East Bridgford Village Hall - originally the Temperance Hall built by the Good Templars in 1883. Were the Prims involved?
Keith Guyler 1996

n 1840, when the Primitive Methodists built a chapel in Brown’s Lane,

The Primitive Methodists had a chapel built here in 1836 in College Street.  In Google Street View a carved stone in the new boundary wall says “Primitive Methodist Chapel 1836”.  There is a picture on the Picture the past website.

Keith Guyler’s collection of pictures contains two former East Bridgford Methodist chapels next to each other in Main Street.  The earlier, smaller building has been identified by David Atkins (see the comment below) as the first Wesleyan chapel and has been transferred to the My Wesleyan Methodists website.  It is now used as a house.

The later, much larger building on the second picture was identified by Keith Guyler as a Primitive Methodist chapel.  David tells us that this was originally the Temperance Hall built by the Good Templars in 1883 for meetings and concerts.  It is  is used as a community hall.

This may not be the full story … … Nottinghamshire CC Inspire picture website contains an image of the Hall labelled “Showing to the left, the ex Primitive Methodist Chapel.”

See it at:


Can anyone confirm or explain?  Prims and temperance were frequent companions.

Comments about this page

  • Thanks David for correcting the identification of the Wesleyan chapel. Can you help with the label on the Inspire site, quoted above?
    I’m also trying to track down what the first incomplete sentence on this page originally said and where it came from!!

    By Christopher Hill (16/10/2019)
  • The photographs by Kieth Guyler are of the small former Wesleyan Chapel used as a Sunday School when their new Chapel on Main St. was dedicated in 1054. The Village Hall was originally the Temperance Hall built by the Good Templers in 1883 for meetings and concerts.

    By David Atkins (16/10/2019)
  • See also an article on the Nottingham Fourth Circuit published in the Christian Messenger 1907.

    By Geoff Dickinson (20/07/2015)

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